Australia's Rex Saab 340 skids off runway at Mount Gambier

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A Regional Express (Rex) Saab 340 skidded off the runway yesterday while landing at Mount Gambier Airport after a flight from Adelaide.

None of the 31 passengers and three crew members on board were hurt in the incident, which happened at 08:10hr.

The Australian regional carrier says the aircraft had "landed normally" but "during the final stage of the landing roll the crew experienced a pull to the left and the aircraft came to a halt partially off the left side of the runway".

Local media reports say a wheel of the aircraft may have locked during the landing.

The aircraft was not damaged during the incident, and will be checked by Rex Engineering before being returned to service, says the airline.