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Asiana A320 involved in Hiroshima landing incident

One of South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines' Airbus A320-family jets has been involved in a landing incident at Hiroshima in Japan.

Images from the scene show evacuation slides deployed on the aircraft and emergency vehicles in attendance.

The jet is reported by Japanese media to have been operating flight OZ162 from Seoul, with 81 occupants. The extent of any damage to the aircraft is unclear.

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Meteorological data for the airport shows that it has been experiencing fog and rain at the scheduled arrival time of OZ162. The condition of the runway is not known.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the aircraft bears the registration HL7762. Flightglobal's Ascend Fleets database lists this as a 2007 airframe powered by International Aero Engines V2500s.

NOTAM information for Hiroshima states that runway 10/28 has been closed "due to disabled aircraft" and supplementary information also indicates other navigation systems are not functioning following the event.

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