Saturday, March 12, 2022

Alliance Air Flight Skids Off Runway During Landing At Jabalpur Airport

New Delhi: A major tragedy was averted when an Alliance Air flight from Delhi carrying 55 passengers overshot the runway while landing at the Jabalpur airport on Saturday afternoon, reported news agency ANI. The Delhi-Jabalpur flight was operated using an ATR-72 aircraft, which departed from Delhi at around 11.30 AM and landed in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh around 1.15 PM.

There were 55 passengers and five crew members on board and they safely disembarked after the incident without any injuries. None of the passengers or crew members were injured, the airline said. “We are grateful that all the passengers and crew are safe, their safety and evacuation are our priority. While we follow all safety policies by regulatory authorities, we regret the unfortunate incident and have initiated an investigation into the same,” the Air Alliance said in a detailed statement.

The airport at Dumna, where the incident took place, is located around 21 km from Jabalpur city. Airport director Kusum Das told PTI that operations at the airport have been suspended for four to five hours. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started an investigation into the incident.


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