02 Sep '11, 5am

Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway at Mumbai

Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway at Mumbai

MUMBAI: A Turkish Airlines plane skidded off the runway after landing in the Indian city of Mumbai early on Friday but no one was injured, officials said. The Airbus A340 plane carrying 97 passengers and crew from Istanbul "veered off a rapid exit taxiway N8" after landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport shortly before 4:15 am (2245 GMT Thursday), a spokeswoman said. "All emergency procedures are being activated... Passengers are disembarked safely and taken in the terminal. No casualties reported. Flight operations have not been affected," Anindita Sinha added in a text message statement. The airport said the runway had been inspected about 15 minutes before the incident and no problems were reported. One landing and take-off took place immediately after the inspection and before the arrival of the Turkish jet. On Wednesday, an Air India Airbus A330 plane fro...

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