Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5:56 am

Passengers injured as Jet Airways plane skids off runway


DUBAI: Passengers suffered injuries during evacuation when India’s Jet Airways veered off runway, the airline said.

Carrying 154 passengers and 7 crew members, the flight was aligning for takeoff when the incident happened.

Flight 9W 2374 was readying for takeoff for Mumbai from Goa.

“Jet Airways regrets to inform that its flight 9W 2374, from Goa-Mumbai of today, with 154 guests and 7 crew, veered off the runway while aligning for takeoff.

“All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process and medical assistance is being coordinated by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities,” the airline tweeted.

It said more updates will be able in due course.

Jet Airways yesterday announced induction of wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft on certain additional domestic and international routes.

The aircraft will be deployed on the Mumbai-Kuwait-Mumbai and Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai routes, aside from Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai and Mumbai-Bangalore-Mumbai legs on the airline’s domestic network.

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