AirAsia A320 veers off runway in Brunei

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An AirAsia Airbus A320 veered off the runway upon landing at Brunei International Airport on 7 July.

The carrier confirms that an accident involving flight AK278 occurred at the Brunei airport at about 16:00 local time. The aircraft, registered 9M-AQA, was on the Kuala Lumpur-Brunei route.

“Our team is working with the relevant authorities to identify the root cause of this incident, and AirAsia will provide further updates as necessary,” says the low-cost carrier in a statement.

It adds that there were 102 passengers and seven crew members on board, and that no injuries have been reported.

Pictures on Twitter show the aircraft parked on a grass patch beside what appears to be a wet runway, with passengers being evacuated using emergency slides. The aircraft’s fuselage near its left wing also appears to have been damaged and stained black.

When contacted, an AirAsia spokeswoman is unable to say what damage the aircraft has suffered.

Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows that the CFM International CFM56-5B powered A320 was built in 2010 and owned by AirAsia.