Plane skids off Colombia runway
A passenger plane skidded off a wet runway and into the Caribbean Sea in Colombia, causing minor injuries to seven people, officials say.
The Brazilian-made Embraer 190 plane operated by operated by Aero Republica was carrying 54 passengers and five crew members from Cali to Santa Marta, a tourist destination on Colombia's north coast on Tuesday.
After landing at Simon Bolivar Airport, it skidded along the wet tarmac and slid halfway into the water, civil air authority spokesman Martin Gonzalez told The Associated Press. The plane was evacuated.
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