Three individuals have been hospitalised after a personal aircraft skid off the runway whereas making an attempt to land amid heavy rain at Mumbai airport. There have been eight individuals – six passengers and two crew – on board the aircraft when the incident occurred at 5.02 PM on Thursday. No casualties have been reported to this point.
The runway has been cleared of particles and regular operations have resumed – submit security checks and clearance from the Directorate Normal of Civil Aviation.
The incident occurred close to Runway 27, which was slippery due to the rain. Visibility was reportedly round 700 metres on the time.
The runway was closed briefly, throughout which Vistara Airways stated 5 of its flights have been diverted and others “are prone to be impacted’. The diverted flights are UK622 (from Varanasi) and UK124 (from Bangkok) and UK933 (from Delhi), UK518 (from Kochi), and UK865 (from Dehradun). The primary two have been diverted to Hyderabad and the three latter flights have been despatched to Goa’s Mopa Airport.
SpiceJet has suggested its passengers “flights may get affected”.
Disturbing CCTV footage of the crash seems to indicate the aircraft hanging the bottom with appreciable pressure and the plane physique appears to skid alongside the bottom for a bit.
Different visuals from the Mumbai airport confirmed murky gray skies and the wreckage of the aircraft on the far facet of the runway. Preliminary visuals confirmed the wreckage nonetheless on fireplace.
The blaze was put out by emergency companies.
In line with the Directorate Normal of Civil Aviation, the aircraft was a Learjet 45 – a nine-seater super-light enterprise jet produced by a division of Canada-based Bombardier Aviation – registered to VSR Ventures, which is believed to be a Bengaluru-based actual property improvement agency.
The aircraft was inbound from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.