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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Private Plane Skids Off Mumbai Airport Runway, Injuring Eight People

At the Mumbai airport on Thursday, a private plane swerved off the runway, injuring eight persons, including the Pilot and co-pilot.

The eight passengers are checked at Mumbai’s Andheri East Criticare Asia Hospital.

A Learjet 45 operated by VSR Ventures, registration number VT-DBL, was involved in a runway excursion (veer off) while landing on runway 27 at Mumbai airport. On board were two crew members and six passengers.

According to a statement from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, visibility was 700 metres despite heavy rain.

The Mumbai airport is now closed for business while being inspected.

The Mumbai Fire Brigade reported the incident at 5:45 p.m., according to early information provided by the Mumbai disaster department.

The statement read, “According to MFB and Airport Duty Officer, a small private Jet Plane VTDBL with six passengers and two crew on board skidded off the runway and crashed later while landing at Domestic Airport.”

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Source: HT

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