Malindo Air flight slides off runway in Bandung, passengers safely evacuated

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20):  A Malindo Air flight carrying 114 passengers and eight crew members slid off the runway during take-off at the Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung, Indonesia today.

The Boeing 737-800 experienced the runway excursion at 3.25 pm Malaysian time as it was taking off to Kuala Lumpur, the airline said in a statement.  

“All passengers have been safely evacuated. Arrangements are being made for passengers’ onward journey,” the airlines said.

“Malindo Air wishes to apologize for any inconvenience caused and would like to reiterate that we take safety as our utmost priority,” it added.

The airline said it will continue to provide further updates at www.malindoair.com and facebook.com/MalindoAirMalaysia.