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.
Jet Airways flight from Riyadh skids beyond runway
Here's Jet Airways' tweet
#9Wupdate: Our flight 9W523 with 142 guests and 7 crew members from Riyadh to Mumbai of 3rd August aborted takeoff and departed the runway at Riyadh Airport.— Jet Airways (@jetairways) August 3, 2018
All our guests and crew have been evacuated safely with no reported injuries.
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.
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Incident is being investigated by local regulatory authorities: Jet Airways
#9Wupdate: Currently the event involving flight 9W 523 is being investigated by the local regulatory authorities and our teams are providing full co-operation as necessary. At Jet Airways the safety of our guests and crew is of paramount importance.— Jet Airways (@jetairways) August 3, 2018