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SpiceJet aircraft damages runway lights at Bengaluru airport

A SpiceJet Aircraft On Saturday Damaged Runway Edge Lights After Landing, Forcing Airport Authorities To Suspend Operations For More Than Half-an-hour.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Mar 2018, 08:23:03 AM
SpiceJet aircraft damages runway lights at Bengaluru airport (File Photo)


A SpiceJet aircraft on Saturday damaged runway edge lights after landing, forcing airport authorities to suspend operations for more than half-an-hour.

The incident, involving the SpiceJet flight from Hyderabad, happened late in the evening.

An airport official said the plane while taxiing after landing damaged a few runway lights. As the runway was closed from 2247 hours to 2328 hours, at least ten flights were diverted.

The flight SG 1238 was operated with a Q400 aircraft.

"During the landing roll, the aircraft veered off to the left and was aligned to the central line by the pilot. It taxied normally to the bay...However, four-runway lights got damaged," a SpiceJet spokesperson said in a statement.

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All the passengers and baggage were deplaned in a normal manner. There was no damage to the aircraft, the spokesperson said.

During the closure of the runway, 8 flights were diverted to Chennai and one each to Trichy and Coimbatore, according to the airport official.

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First Published : 17 Mar 2018, 08:07:28 AM