A Chinese Shenzhen Airlines Boeing 737-800 veered off the runway after landing at Hohhot Baita International Airport on July 7.

According to Chinese aviation websites Carnoc.com and sirenji.com, the 737, operating as flight ZH9127, was en route from Wuhan to the Inner Mongolian city of Hohhot. Upon landing on runway 26 at around 1:43 p.m. local time, the aircraft veered into the grass patch between high-speed turnoff B and C, when it was attempting to vacate via the Exit C. During the incident, the runway was wet and there was light rain over the airport.

The nine-year-old aircraft was registered as B-5412 and was carrying 124 passengers and nine crew, but no injuries were reported.

The incident forced the closure of Hohhot’s only runway until around 10 p.m. local time, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and the diversion of inbound flights. Over 91 flights were canceled during the first four hours of the incident.

Chen Chuanren, chuanren@purplelightvisuals.com