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Kingfisher plane skids off runway

mumbai Updated: Nov 10, 2009 19:30 IST
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A Kingfisher Airlines ATR-72 aircraft skidded off the runway on Tuesday evening while landing at Mumbai airport, officials said. All 42 passengers and crew onboard were safe.

Flight IT-4124 arrived from Bhavnagar and landed at Mumbai airport which had been witnessing low visibility due to rains and cloudy skies since early Tuesday morning.

Being a Tuesday, only half the main runway was being used and only smaller aircraft were allowed to operate between 12-6 pm, as announced last month by the airport authorities.

A spokesman for Kingfisher Airlines said that the cause of the incident is not yet known. He also denied that a fire broke out in the aircraft due to the skidding.

A few flights scheduled for departure on Tuesday evening were delayed because of the incident.