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Mumbai Bound Jet Airways Flight 9W 2374 On Tuesday Offloaded All Its Passengers After It Skidded Off The Runway At Dabolim Airport Of Goa.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 27 Dec 2016, 11:58:44 AM

New Delhi:

Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 on Tuesday offloaded all its passengers after it skidded off the runway at Dabolim airport of Goa.

All passengers are safe as reported by Jet Airways statement.

“We regret to inform flight 9W 2374 from GOI – BOM, with 154 guests and 7 crew, veered off the runway while aligning for take off. All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process," the statement read. 

It further said, "Medical assistance is being coordinated to those injured by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities.” 

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HERE IS THE FULL STATEMENT BY JET AIRWAYS

“Jet Airways regrets to inform that its flight 9W 2374, from GOI – BOM of today, with 154 guests and 7 crew, veered off the runway while aligning for takeoff. 

“All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process and medical assistance is being coordinated by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities.

Navy sources said 15 people suffered “minor injuries and fractures” in the process. “Few guests have sustained minor injuries during the evacuation process and medical assistance is being coordinated by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities,” the airlines said in a statement.

Besides 154 passengers, there were 7 crew members on board. The airport has been closed for operations till 12.30 pm for all flight operations, airport sources said.

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“When people were getting down the plane, it suddenly tilted forward triggering panic and chaos,” a passenger told reporters at Chicalim cottage hospital in Vasco.

With Inputs from PTI

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First Published : 27 Dec 2016, 07:43:00 AM

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