IAF plane overshoots runway

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force overshot the runway at the Mumbai airport on late Tuesday night.

There were no casualties - and the pilots and aircrew are safe.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Defence Ministry have confirmed the incident.

"The aircraft had abandoned take-off view a technical issue and overshot the runway. The aircraft and crew are safe. A recovery team has arrived Mumbai and the aircraft will be cleared shortly, " a Defence Ministry spokesperson said. 

"We confirm, departing IAF aircraft had runway excursion at 2339 hours at RWY 27, " the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport spokesperson said. 

The aircraft was on way from Mumbai to Yelahanka in Karnataka. 

Flight movements were partially affected. 

More details are awaited.

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