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Plane Skids Off Runway At Rome Airport
A plane has skidded off the runway at Rome's Fiumicino airport after its landing gear malfunctioned during a thunderstorm.
Officials said there were around 10 people who suffered "light injuries" and were treated by medical staff at the airport, according to the ANSA news agency.
The plane, an Airbus A320 belonging to flagship carrier Alitalia, had flown from Madrid with 151 passengers on board.
It came to rest on its side near the runway.
The pilot realised as he was coming in that the plane's right wheels had failed to deploy and he warned air traffic control ahead of time, ANSA said.
The plane then toppled on its right wing during landing and could be seen on its side near the runway.
The national air transport safety agency has opened an investigation into the incident, and officers have been sent to examine the plane.