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Asiana confirms details of A320 landing incident at Hiroshima

Asiana Airlines has confirmed a number of reports around the 14 April landing incident involving one of its Airbus A320s at Hiroshima airport.

In a press statement, the airline says that as flight OZ 162 was landing at Hiroshima airport at 20:05 local time, “the plane skidded off and managed to halt on the runway.”

It also confirmed earlier media reports that there were 81 passengers on board, and that 18 were treated for minor injuries.

Asiana adds that the A320 was built and delivered in 2007 and bears the registration HL7762. Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows that the aircraft, MSN 3244, is powered by International Aero Engines V2527-A5 engines.

Ascend lists Asiana as the manager of the aircraft, although the owner’s identity is not disclosed. As of 31 March, it had recorded 22,929 hours on the airframe and 14,303 landing cycles.

The airline also said in a separate statement that the senior pilot on board had logged 8,233 hours of flying time, while the co-pilot has a total of 1,583 hours.

[UPDATED: Added details on pilots' hours]

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