Engines smashed as plane crash lands in Indonesia

Engines smashed as plane crash lands in Indonesia

A plane carrying 52 people crash-landed at an airport in eastern Indonesia this weekend, injuring at least two.

The aircraft, operated by the state-run Merpati Nusantara Airlines, landed so hard that both engines smashed into the runway, according to stuff.co.nz.

The MA-60 plane was coming in to land at an airport in East Nusa Tenggara province when the accident happened

Merpati spokesman Herry Saptanto told Channel News Asia that there were 52 people on board, 46 passengers and six crew.

He told AFP: "Two passengers sustained minor injuries from pieces of glass but they have left hospital and are now fine.

"The plane is badly damaged, I don't think it can be used anymore."

The aircraft was on a domestic flight from the island of Flores to El Tari airport in Kupang city.

Back in May 2011, an MA-60 plane operated by Merpati crashed in West Papua province, killing 25 people.

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