At least 15 people were injured after a Jet Airways flight from Goa to Mumbai skidded off the runway at Goa’s Dabolim airport on Tuesday morning while aligning for takeoff.
The incident took place at around 5 AM. Flight 9W 2374 which had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai, was about to take off when it skidded and spinned 360 degrees before take-off from Goa.
“All passengers are safely evacuated, while some suffered minor injuries during the process,” Jet Airways said in a statement.
“We regret to inform that flight 9W 2374 from GOI – BOM, with 154 guests and 7 crew, veered off the runway while aligning for takeoff,” it added.
“All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process. Medical assistance is being coordinated to those injured by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities,” reads the statement.
Meanwhile, Indian Navy said that Goa runway is opened and operational. Flights to be accepted throughout the day to make up for the lost time/ back log.