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SpiceJet flight aborted as loader jumps out on runway

PTI  Panaji, August 16, 2013
First Published: 21:03 IST(16/8/2013) | Last Updated: 21:07 IST(16/8/2013)

An Ahmedabad-bound SpiceJet flight aborted take-off at the last moment after a loader jumped off from the luggage section of the plane while it was taxiing on the runway at Dabolim airport in Panaji on Friday, police said.

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Police officials said the incident happened at 4.45 pm.

"When the flight was on the runway, a loader was seen jumping from the baggage section of the plane. The pilot was immediately alerted about aborting the take-off," police officials said quoting eye-witness.

Authorities were yet to file a complaint against the loader who was not yet identified.

"The flight was allowed to take off after a thorough security check as the behaviour of the loader was found to be suspicious," police said.

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