Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Air India Express flight that veered off taxiway was speeding: Mangalore airport officials

Airport authorities at the Mangalore International Airport stated that the incident of an Air India Express aircraft veering off the main taxiway while landing on Sunday was caused by over speeding.

At 6 pm on Sunday, the IX384 Air India Express aircraft travelling from Dubai to Mangaluru veered off the taxiway and onto the grass at the Mangalore International Airport before skidding to a halt on a patch of mud and grass. All 183 passengers and six crew members aboard the plane were safe.
Speaking to TNM, Mangalore International Airport Director VV Rao said, "The pilot, while attempting to land, could not establish a stable approach so the aircraft circled the runway and landed in the second attempt. The aircraft skid after the pilot was unable to control the speed while turning from the runway to the taxiway. The pilot has to slow down and turn into the taxiway. If the aircraft is fast, a 90-degree turn is not possible so it is because of speed this has happened."

The runway is the surface on which aircraft land and take off while the taxiway connects the runway and the area where the aircraft is parked and passengers board or de-board.
peaking to TNM, Mangalore International Airport Director VV Rao said, "The pilot, while attempting to land, could not establish a stable approach so the aircraft circled the runway and landed in the second attempt. The aircraft skid after the pilot was unable to control the speed while turning from the runway to the taxiway. The pilot has to slow down and turn into the taxiway. If the aircraft is fast, a 90-degree turn is not possible so it is because of speed this has happened."

The runway is the surface on which aircraft land and take off while the taxiway connects the runway and the area where the aircraft is parked and passengers board or de-board.
02/07/19 Prajwal Bhat/News Minute

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