Indigo aircraft veers off runway

Victoria
By Victoria March 11, 2013 12:53

Indigo aircraft veers off runway

An Indigo flight from Chandigarh veered of the runway after landing at Mumbai airport on Saturday evening. The aircraft went off the runway, ran over a shoulder strip and went on towards an unpaved area. It then managed to proceed back to the runway and onto the taxiway.
An Indigo spokesman said a sudden gust of wind caused the incident.
The incident was not immediately reported to apron control or even Air Traffic Control (ATC) and was only detected eight minutes later during a routine inspection by an airport jeep that found five runway lights on the southern edge of the runway were broken and there were tyre marks on the runway shoulder.

As a result, the airport’s main runway was closed for almost two hours delaying flights.
The incident has been reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and investigations are in progress.

Victoria
By Victoria March 11, 2013 12:53
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