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Chinese passenger jet carrying 113 bursts into flames during take-off

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A Tibet Airlines jet carrying 113 passengers plus 9 cabin crew swerved off the runway and burst into flames midway through take-off.

Footage shows passengers evacuating on slides and sprinting across the runway moments before the Airbus A319 jet’s left engine burst into flames this morning.

Though all 122 onboard made it to safety, 36 were taken to hospital with injuries.

Flight TV9833 was departing from the south-western city Chongqing to Nyingchi, Tibet.

The news comes weeks after China Eastern Airlines flight 5735 crashed in the Guangxi mountains, killing all 132 onboard.