A Malaysia Airlines plane from Kuala Lumpur skidded upon landing at Sibu Airport at 10.17pm on Saturday.
The Boeing 737-800 (reg.9M-MXX) was carrying 61 passengers and six crew.
All onboard flight MH2718 safely evacuated via two slide rafts. No injuries have been reported so far. At the time of the incident, there was no other incoming flight.
Immediate investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the incident.
Malaysia Airport in a statement said the Sibu Airport would be closed for flight operations until 10am Sunday. Passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines on their flight status.