Jet Airways flight skids beyond runway in Riyadh, no casualties
As many as 149 people on board a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight from Riyadh escaped unhurt after the aircraft went off the runway following an aborted take-off from Riyadh airport on Friday, the airline said. All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, the airline said in a tweet, adding the exact cause of the incident is being ascertained. Here's more.
Here's Jet Airways' tweet
Acceleration gained during take-off could have pushed aircraft further: Sources
Sources said the acceleration gained during the take-off could have steered the aircraft beyond the runway even when the pilot would have applied procedures to abort take-off. The passengers and crew members have been accommodated inside terminal building of Riyadh Airport. Further details are awaited.