An Air India Express flight from Dubai “momentarily” skidded off the runway while attempting to land at Mangaluru International Airport on Sunday morning.
The flight from Dubai International, which had 185 passengers on board, was due to land at southern coastal Indian airport at 4.45am when poor weather conditions saw the aircraft skidding on touch down and leaving the runway. The Boeing 737’s pilots managed to safely return it to the “centre line” and bring the aircraft to the terminal with no injuries to passengers or crew, Air India Express CEO Shyam Sundar said.
“Just as the aircraft was about to touch down, there was sudden gust of wind and heavy rain. The aircraft skidded to the right momentarily after touch down but got back to the centre line thereafter. There was no discomfort or injury to any passenger. Post arrival inspection of the aircraft revealed no damages," Sundar told Times of India.
Air India Express, flight 814 skidded off the runway while landing at Mangaluru Airport in early morning hours.Runway lights suffered damage pic.twitter.com/W0FRlQS4ba— ANI (@ANI_news) July 16, 2017