Jet Airways plane skids off runway in Indore, all passengers safe
A Jet Airways aircraft with 66 passengers and four crew members onboard skidded off the runway after landing at the Indore airport on Saturday evening.india Updated: May 08, 2016 19:40 IST
A Jet Airways Delhi-Indore flight with 66 passengers and four crew members on board skidded off the runway while landing at the Indore airport on Saturday evening.
“Jet Airways flight 9W-2793 from Delhi to Indore, has departed the paved surface after landing,” Jet Airways said in a statement. All 66 guests and four crew aboard have been deplaned and taken to the terminal building,” a statement issued by Jet Airways stated.
According to reports, the 72-seater ATR aircraft of Jet Airways that which landed at Indore airport at around 7.50pm, swayed in both directions, skidded off the runway and got embedded in loose soil adjacent to the runway. The right wing of the aircraft was damaged in the incident, airport sources said. The runway was wet after rains lashed the city in the evening.
“The landing was delayed and plane was facing turbulence in the air as the weather was bad and it was drizzling. It landed with a thud, swayed in both directions before skidding off the runway and coming to an abrupt halt in loose soil adjacent to the runway,” a passenger Pankaj Agrawal said. Sadhvi Ritambhara and some other seers were also on board, he said.
The runway was closed after the mishap and some flights were delayed while the return 9W 2794 Indore-Delhi flight of Jet was likely to be cancelled, airport sources said.
When contacted, airport director Manoj Chansoria said he was busy in getting the aircraft removed and will be able to give a statement later.
The flight 9W-2973, which had a scheduled departure time of 6pm for Delhi, returns from Indore to Delhi as flight 9W-2974.