Pilot injured after Korean plane skids off runway and bursts into flames on the way to airshow

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A Korean plane skidded off a runway and then burst into flames before flying to an airshow.

The aircraft, that was part of the Black Eagles aerobatic team, crashed onto a grass verge at Changi Airport in Singapore and then caught on fire.

The accident, just before 1.30pm on Tuesday, February 6, caused huge delays to about 170 flights.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said the plane was taking off for the flying display programme at the Singapore Airshow when it skidded.

"The pilot sustained light injuries and is being treated," a spokesman for the CAAS said.

Footage shows the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle plane in flames before it was put out by firefighters.

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