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Alliance Air overshoots runway at Shirdi, all passengers safe

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Abhishek Ranjit | Updated on: 21 May 2018, 07:39:18 PM
Alliance Air overshoots runway at Shirdi, all passengers safe (Source- PTI)

New Delhi:

Passengers onboard an Alliance Air flight had a narrow escape on Monday as the ATR aircraft carrying them from Mumbai overshot the runway by 50 meters during landing at the Shirdi airport.

"At round 5.29 pm, the Alliance Air flight arriving from Mumbai overshot the runway by 50 meters during landing at
the Shirdi airport," the official said, adding that there were 70 passengers on board the ATR aircraft.

All the 70 passengers are reported safe and there is no damage to the aircraft, an Air India official said.

"The airline will probe the causes of the incident," the official said.

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will also investigate the incident of the aircraft overshooting the runway separately, he added.     

In May 2010, 152 people were killed when the pilot of the Air India Express flight from Dubai overshot the runway during landing at Mangaluru.  

Constructed at an investment of around Rs 350 crore, Shirdi airport was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on October 1 last year.     

 With a 2,500 meter-long runway, the temple-town airport is capable of handling single narrow-body aircraft, such as Airbus A320 and Boeing 737s.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 21 May 2018, 07:05:11 PM

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