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Goa – Mumbai Jet Airways Flight Skid on Runway 15 Passengers Injured

Today early morning flight of Jet Airways from Goa to Mumbai had veered off at Goa’s Dabolim Airport Runways causing the injuries to around 15 passengers. According to the sources, around 160 passengers were on board when the accident took place. When the aircraft skid off the runway it was in a full speed and about to take off. it turned 360 degrees and landed on the nearby ground with partial damage to the aircraft. The Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 was heading to Mumbai when the incident took place said the sources.

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According to the eyewitness, a big disaster was averted with the grace of God and only 15 passengers out of 160 had left with just a minor injuries and fractures. The sources have said that all remaining passengers are completely safe and the injured have been given the first aid and shifted to the district hospital for treatment. According to the sources, Jet Airways flight number 9W 2374 was on its way to Mumbai from Goa taking 160 passengers on board. The incident took place at around 5 am when the flight was about to take off after running certain distance on the runway.    

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Immediately after the incident, an emergency slides were used to move the passengers out of the plane. The sources revealed that 15 passengers had suffered minor injuries out of the 160 on board. All the crew members and two pilots are safe. The officials have told the media that, many have sustained minor injuries while few have also suffered fractures. After skidding the plane landed in the nearby ground in partially damaged condition and Runway have been closed for the air traffic until the further notice, reported the NDTV news channel.

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau were deployed to get the exact reason for accident and investigation are on, said the officials. “All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. A few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process,” a statement from Jet Airways said. The airline said it is making other arrangements to fly the passengers to Mumbai.

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According to the sources, Jet Airways connecting flight which had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai was about to take off when it skidded off the runway and reportedly spun 360 degrees. When the evacuation was on, the aircraft tilted forward, an eyewitness said, triggering panic among passengers. Navy sources said 15 people suffered ‘minor injuries and fractures’ in the process. The incident comes at the height of the tourist season in Goa, where thousands arrive at this time for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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The Indian Express had reported that Jet Airways team and airport authorities are providing medical assistance to those injured in the incident. The reason for the accident is yet to be ascertained. Meanwhile, Dabolim airport has been closed down for operations till 12:30 pm. Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will investigate the plane accident. The airline said it will deploy a wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft to take the passengers to their destination of Mumbai.

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