Six injured when plane goes off runway at Rome airport

February 3, 2013 03:29

ROME - An ATR-72 turboprop plane of Romania's Carpatair airline went off the runway upon landing in strong winds at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport on Saturday, injuring six people, two seriously, an airport official said.

The official said the two suffered contusions and were taken to hospital, one by helicopter.

The airport was hit by strong winds on Saturday night, with only one runway operational.

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