New Delhi: A SpiceJet plane overshot the runway at the Shirdi airport around 4:30 pm on Monday afternoon. All passengers aboard SpiceJet SG946 from Delhi to Shirdi are reported to be safe, but flight operations have been temporarily halted. According to sources, the plane overshot due to manual error.

On 29 April 2019, SpiceJet B737-800 aircraft operated SG 946 from Delhi to Shirdi. While landing at Shirdi, the aircraft overshot the runway. Passengers and crew are safe and are being deplaned normally,” the airline said in a statement.

News agency ANI quoted Shirdi Airport Director Deepak Shastri as saying, “as the rescue operation is underway the runway has been closed temporarily.”

Recently, budget carrier SpiceJet announced the launch of 28 new flights connecting Mumbai and Delhi with other cities on its domestic network from April 26.

“Of these, 14 will connect Mumbai; eight will connect Delhi while the rest will connect the two metros. All the new flights are effective April 26,” said the airline in a statement.

In addition, SpiceJet further announced a slew of new non-stop international flights to Hong Kong, Jeddah, Dubai, Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Bangkok and Kathmandu from the Mumbai effective May-end.

The development comes after the temporary suspension of Jet Airway’s operations which has created capacity crunch in the domestic sector.

 

With inputs from agencies