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03 Aug 2018

Jet Airways flight skids beyond runway in Riyadh, no casualties

Jet Airways flight from Riyadh skids beyond runway

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.

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Jet Airways flight from Riyadh skids beyond runway

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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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