11 passengers injured in Hong Kong Cathay Pacific flight incident

MANILA, Philippines – Eleven passengers were hurt as Cathay Pacific departure flight CX880 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, USA aborted takeoff due to "signal anomaly" early on Saturday, June 24.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) said they received report of averted disaster that triggered evacuation of passengers.
11 passengers injured in Hong Kong Cathay Pacific flight incident

There were 293 passengers and 17 crew members onboard the plane.

The plane was taxied back to parking stand and evacuation through emergency chute was initiated.

The injuries occurred during a precautionary evacuation back at the gate, when passengers exited the aircraft using five door escape slides, Cathay Pacific said.

"Nine of the eleven passengers who received treatment at hospitals have been discharged," Cathay said in a statement. "Our colleagues will continue to provide support to the two hospitalised passengers and their families."

"Fire services arrived at the scene immediately for assistance," AAHK report said.

The plane, a Boeing 777-300ER, was racing down the runway when its emergency brakes were applied, South China Morning Post reported.

Public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong said the aircraft's tire overheated causing it to burst.

— The Summit Express

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