New Delhi: An Air India Express aircraft, with 183 passengers on board veered off the runway at around 5:40 PM on Sunday. The Dubai to Mangaluru IX384 flight got stuck in the grass at the airport, after veering off its direction.
All 183 passengers have been deboarded safely from the flight, Mangalore Airport official confirmed.
An Air India spokesperson told news agency ANI, “All passengers are safe and the aircraft is being checked by Air India Express engineers. An internal investigation has been ordered, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been informed about the incident.”
The Director of Mangalore Airport, V.V. Rao stated that there were 183 passengers and six crew members on board the plane at the time of the incident.
More details awaited.