The airport was Hongqiao, not Pudong. And, yes, the airline was China Eastern. This happened yesterday afternoon at 2:09, when a Boeing 737-300 was arriving from Qingdao. None of the roughly 100 passengers on board was reported injured in the accident — passengers and luggage were evacuated from the aircraft in around 30 minutes — but Hongqiao Aiport, the city’s main hub for domestic flights, was closed and normal operations didn’t resume there until 6:45 pm. (And, like most Chinese airports, there is not much to do — or eat — if you have to wait around for a long time.) Some 30 to 40 inbound flights were rerouted to Pudong International Airport during the closure.
Sources: Reuters and Xinhua.
UPDATE: The Press Trust of India calls the safe landing a “miraculous escape” and Shanghai Daily has a photo of people looking at a “flight irregularity information” sign at Hongqiao.
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