Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stranded SpiceJet aircraft retrieved after 23 hrs

After nearly 23 hrs an Air India technical team managed to retrieve a SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft which was stuck in the mud at Mumbai Airport late on Tuesday, an official said here late on Wednesday.

The aircraft had skidded off the main runway while landing and got stuck in the soft wet mud, blocking the main runway 09/27.

It had arrived as SpiceJet Varanasi-Mumbai flight SG-703 with 183 passengers.

During landing the aircraft overshot the runway and skidded off into the unpaved surface due to wet runway conditions caused due to heavy rains.

However, all passengers deplaned safely with the help of chutes and were taken to the arrival hall.

Later on Wednesday, an Air India technical team launched a massive exercise to retrieve the stranded aircraft which compelled suspension of all operations on the main runway.
21/09/17 IANS/Moneylife