Private Plane Skids Off Mumbai Airport Runway, Eight Injured
Some flights to the city were diverted and takeoffs delayed; airport says runway operational.
A private aircraft with eight people on board skidded off the runway and crashed at the Mumbai airport while landing on Thursday.
The VSR Ventures Learjet 45 aircraft VT-DBL, operating flight from Vizag to Mumbai with 6 passengers and 2 crew members on board, veered off the runway, Adani Group-owned Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport said in a statement. The incident occurred at about 17:02 p.m. on Thursday.
There are no casualties and CSMIA’s airside team is on-ground to assist with the clearance on-site, it said. All eight injured people were rushed to Criticare Hospital.
The airport operations are active and runway is operational after DCGA clearance, the airport said.
The incident prompted the authorities to divert flights to Goa and Ahmedabad, and some takeoffs were delayed.