Press Esc to close
Thursday 03 September 2015
News updated at 12:09 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 22°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Narrow escape for passengers as flight hits runway lights

Bangalore, Sep 12, 2013 (PTI):

Over 100 people on board an Indigo flight from Delhi had a miraculous escape when the aircraft landed here at Bengaluru International Airport amidst heavy rain and hit the runway lights, deflating its tyres.

"All 110 passengers and six crew members on board are safe with no injuries reported. They have been deplaned safely," an Indigo spokesperson said in Delhi.

Air traffic was closed for about two hours at the airport following the incident.
The Airbus A-320, operating Indigo flight 6E-125, from Delhi to Bengaluru landed on runway 27 at the airport at 2010 hrs.

The aircraft veered to the right and hit five runway lights, leading to deflation of the right-tyres of the aircraft, airport sources said. This was confirmed by an airline spokesman.

The aircraft suffered damages and has been grounded for maintenance, they said.
DGCA has launched an inquiry into the incident and the no-frills carrier has also reported it to the aviation regulator.

Officials at the airport said poor visibility due to the heavy downpour may have led to the incident but hastened to add that only an investigation could throw light on the matter.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bandh supporters blocked railway track at Sodepur Station in North 24 Pargana...

Bandh supporters blocked railway track at Sodepur Station in North 24 Pargana...

Kashmiri women carry grass as they walk through the fields on the outskirts of Srinagar...

Kashmiri women carry grass as they walk through the fields on the outskirts of Srinagar...

Social activist Nafisa Ali showing her support to Ex-servicemen...

Social activist Nafisa Ali showing her support to Ex-servicemen...

Students from Manipur shout slogans during protest against recent violence in Manipur...

Students from Manipur shout slogans during protest against recent violence in Manipur...

School children dress up as lord Krishna during a fancy dress competition...

School children dress up as lord Krishna during a fancy dress competition...

Launch of Land Rover Discovery Sport in Mumbai...

Launch of Land Rover Discovery Sport in Mumbai...

Launch of the World's slimmest tablet 'Galaxy Tab S2' ...

Launch of the World's slimmest tablet 'Galaxy Tab S2' ...

People ride a boat across flood waters in Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday...

People ride a boat across flood waters in Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday...

All India Bandh for various demands  in Bengaluru on Wednesday...

All India Bandh for various demands in Bengaluru on Wednesday...

Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Party President Vatal Nagaraj staging protest...

Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Party President Vatal Nagaraj staging protest...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523