A Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight carrying 154 passengers veered off the airstrip while it was taking off at Goa’s Dabolim airport on Tuesday morning.
“All guests and crew have been safely evacuated,” said Jet Airways in a statement issued shortly after the incident. Twelve passengers sustained minor injuries while jumping off the inflated escape chutes used for emergency evacuation.
Cell phone shots taken by airport staff showed that the aircraft’s landing gear had completely collapsed as it sat on its fuselage (body), stuck in the mud. Some pictures also showed passengers being rushed on stretchers for medical help.
Visuals of passengers,who sustained minor injuries,being taken fr treatment aftr Jet Airways flight 9W2374 skidded off runway at Goa airport pic.twitter.com/bMHZbhPL5M— ANI (@ANI_news)December 27, 2016
ANI reported that Goa airport will remain closed for operations until 12.30 pm and that Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will investigate the Jet Airways accident.
(With agency inputs)