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Mandala 737 skidded off runway at Tarakan, Indonesia
3 October 2006

A Mandala Airlines Boeing 737-200 flying from Balikpapan (BPN) skidded off the runway while landing at 11:20 am at the Tarakan-Juwata Airport (TRK). Tarakan was engulfed in a thick, choking haze caused by ground and forest fires. Visibility was reported to be about 400m as flight RI 394 landed on runway 06/24 (1845 m long). The airplane reportedly ended up in a swampy area. (AFP)