Two Close Calls In One Day: Planes Skid Off Runway In Surat, Mangaluru
MANGALORE: An Air India plane that took off from Dubai overshot the runway at the Mangalore International Airport on Sunday evening. All passengers are safe and have been de-boarded. The runway has been closed for flight operations as officials probe the incident.
The Air India Express Dubai to Mangalore reportedly veered off the taxiway around 5:30 pm due to tailwind, wet runway in addition to inadequate braking action. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, is being checked by Air India Express engineers.
Another airplane, a Spicejet flight from Bhopal veered off the runway this evening at the Surat airport. “Rescue operation is in progress and getting affected due to heavy rain” said the Airport Director.
An internal investigation has been ordered and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the top civil aviation body has been briefed on the incident, news agency ANI reported.