Afghan jet slides off Kabul runway, no injuries

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Ariana Afghan Airlines jet slid off a rain-soaked runway in the Afghan capital on Thursday but none of the 130 passengers on board was hurt.

The Ariana flight 312 from New Delhi landed around 5 p.m. local time (12:30 GMT) at Kabul International Airport, the airport’s director Yaquob Rasouli said.

The Boeing 737 was not damaged in the early afternoon incident and came to a stop off the runway on its own, Rasouli said.

A steady rain had been falling for most of the day in Kabul.

The state-owned Ariana is Afghanistan’s largest airline, and its fleet includes three Airbus and six Boeing aircraft. It operates flights within Afghanistan and to international destinations including China, India, Iran and Pakistan.

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