Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SpiceJet flight with 183 on board skids off Mumbai airport runway after heavy rain

A SpiceJet plane with 183 people on board skidded off the rain-soaked runway on Tuesday night while landing at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. All passengers were evacuated safely from the Boeing 737 aircraft, the airline said.

The Varanasi-Mumbai flight overshot the runway and got stuck in mud around 10.30 pm. Passengers were evacuated using the emergency chute and taken to the arrival hall.

Flight operations at the main runway were suspended after the incident. A spokesperson for the airport said the secondary runway was being used for the time being.

The spokesperson added: “We are experiencing heavy rainfall and bad tail winds at CSIA. There are delays in arrival and departure of flights because of the fluctuating weather.”
20/09/17 Scroll.in

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