Miracle Aboard China Airlines
Its a miracle. All 165 passengers aboard a China Airlines Boeing 737-800 that slid off the runway and exploded upon landing at Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan survived. Simple amazing, that all could have survived will no real injuries.
All 157 passengers — including two small children — fled the Boeing 737-800 unhurt on inflated emergency slides just minutes before the plane burst into a fireball, Transport Ministry official Akihiko Tamura told reporters.
China Airlines spokesman Sun Hung-wen told reporters in Taipei the aircraft skidded on the tarmac on its way from the runway to the gate after landing, starting a fire that prompted the emergency evacuation. The eight-member crew also safely left the plane, Sun said.