GOA:A Jet Airways aircraft with 154 passengers and 7 crew members onboard veered off the runway at Dabolim airport in Goa while aligning for take-off to Mumbai early today, with 15 passengers suffering "minor" injuries during evacuation.
"The flight 9W 2374 from Goa-Mumbai skidded off the runway at Dabolim airport this monring due to a technical glitch while aligning for takeoff," Jet Airways said in a statement.
All passengers are safe and the airport has been closed till 12.30 PM, airport sources said.
All guests and crew members have been safely evacuated. However, a few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process are being provided medical assistance, the statement from the Jet Airways said.
Jet Airways flight whilst taking off from HANSA runway 26 aborted take-off & spun around 360 degrees. The runway will be usable by 9 AM, Indian Navy said.
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.
"Few guests have sustained minor injuries during the evacuation process and medical assistance is being coordinated by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities," the airlines said in a statement.
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