Plane skids off runway at Bolivian airport

A plane carrying 122 passengers skidded off a runway at an airport in Bolivia after its landing gear collapsed, closing the airstrip and leaving fliers stranded.

The Peruvian Airlines plane was landing at El Alto airport, which serves the capital city, La Paz, when it encountered problems at 10:22 a.m. local time Thursday.

None of the passengers or the five crew members on the Boeing 737 was hurt, but the incident led to the closure of the runway and prompted cancellations and delays.

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