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Boeing 737 overshoots runway

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korean airlinesNIIGATA, Japan — Scary moments aboard a Korean Airlines flight in Japan. The Boeing 737-900 overran the landing strip at Niigata Airport.

Korean Airlines flight 763 departed Monday from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.

The plane came to a halt on a grassy area beyond the runway. One hundred and fifteen passengers and crew were on board. No reports of any injuries.

The aircraft was towed back to the tarmac. Authorities are investigating what caused the plane to overrun the landing strip. Nineteen flights were canceled following the incident.

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4 comments

  • MtL

    Korean Air has never solved their cockpit culture. The Korean society has a definite pecking order and that extends to the flight deck. The Captain is in charge and no one can question the decisions or point out the mistakes the captain makes or is about to make. The Korean culture has a high regard for their elders and superiors and do not question that authority. Until Korean Air addresses the issues surrounding the cockpit culture, more people will certainly be killed and injured.