AIRCRAFT SKIDS AT MUMBAI AIRPORT

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AIRCRAFT SKIDS AT MUMBAI AIRPORT

Yesterday at Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai, A Spice Jet flight coming from Jaipur skid and overshot the runway while landing due to heavy rain, although none of the passenger got hurt in the incident. The incident occurred on Monday around 11.45 pm when the aircraft skidded and overshot the main runway, a source said.

On July 1, Spice Jet Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated flight SG 6237 from Jaipur to Mumbai. According to the Spice Jet spokesperson at the time of landing at Mumbai, there was heavy rain, after landing the aircraft overshot the runway. All the passengers were debaorded safely of the plane. No injury took to any passengers and the crew members.

Due to this event, a secondary runway is in operation at the airport. Many subsequent flights have been diverted to other airports such as Ahmedabad and Bengaluru, sources said. "A Korean Air flight KE655 which was coming from Seoul to Mumbai has been diverted to Ahmedabad due to the incident and bad weather conditions, Similarly, a Lufthansa flight LH756, which was coming from Frankfurt, and an Air India flight AI331, which was coming from Bangkok had to be diverted to other airports," the sources said.

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