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Flight skids off airport runway


Passengers on a Thomas Cook chartered flight from Glasgow have escaped injury after their plane skidded off the runway at Lanzarote airport.

The Air Europa Boeing-737 plane had 74 people on board when it left Glasgow Airport at about 0300 GMT on Friday.

Flight AEA-196 came off the runway after touching down in Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, at about 0710 GMT.

The plane came to a halt close to a beach. Passengers were unhurt but shaken by the incident.


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