Goa: Mumbai-bound Jet Airways plane with 161 on-board skids off runway, passengers safe

15 passengers have been injured in the incident and have been taken to the hospital.

Goa: Mumbai-bound Jet Airways plane with 161 on-board skids off runway, passengers safe

A Jet Airways flight skidded off the runway at Dabolim airport in Goa. 161 people, including 7 crew members, were evacuated safely.

Reportedly, Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 was scheduled to travel from Goa to Mumbai when the mishap happened. Jet issued a statement saying that all passengers have been safely evacuated. “All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process,” Jet Airways said.




It has been further said that 15 passengers have been injured in the incident and have been taken to the hospital.

According to the reports, the incident took place at around 5 AM. The flight, which had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai, was about to take off when it skidded off the runway.

When the evacuation was on, the aircraft tilted forward triggering panic among passengers, an eyewitness told media. Some other told that they were injured while getting off the plane.







It has been said that 15 injured suffered ‘minor injuries and fractures’ in the process.



The Jet Airways team and airport authorities are providing medical assistance to those injured in the incident. The reason for the accident is yet to be ascertained. Jet Airways has further said, "The airline is making alternate travel arrangements for its guests to/from Goa in order to minimize inconvenience."

Meanwhile, Navy had closed Dabolim airport for operations till 9 am, and it is now operational. Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will investigate the plane accident. DGCA inspection is underway.

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