Karnataka: Air India Express plane skids off runway at Mangalore airport

By Aero Icarus from Zürich Switzerland via Wikimedia Commons

By Aero Icarus from Zürich Switzerland via Wikimedia Commons

Worldwide low-priced carrier Air India Express on Sunday said all 186 passengers on-board its Dubai-Mangaluru flight were safe after the aircraft they were travelling in hit runway guiding lights on landing at Mangaluru airport.

The plane skidded off the runway and hit some of the guiding lights on the runway after landing, at the Mangaluru Airport.

Some reports suggest that its skilled pilots were able to immediately bring the Boeing 737 back to the "tabletop" runway's centre line after the "momentary" skidding. The flight 814 which was carrying 185 passengers on board, veered off the runway slightly while touching down. The incident took place during the early hours.

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An Air India official said, "The aircraft suddenly took a right turn while touching down due to unfavourable winds". No damage was found after the inspection of the plane, the official said. He confirmed that there was no discomfort or injury to any passenger.

According to Kumar, the aircraft did not suffer any damage and that all 186 passengers on-board the aircraft were safe.

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