Air India flight skids off runway, narrow escape for 102 passengers
Air India flight skids off runway, narrow escape for 102 passengers
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Air India flight skids off runway, narrow escape for 102 passengers

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As many as 102 passengers on board an Air India Express flight, which landed at Cochin International Airport, had a narrow escape as it skidded off the runway in the early hours of today.The back wheel of the flight ,coming from Abudhabi ,was stuck into a drainage canal while moving towards apron, Airport sources said.However, none of the passengers or crew members were injured in the incident, adding that all passengers were brought out through emergency ladder.

According to the preliminary enquiry by the airport security the aircraft took the turn to the parking bay before approaching the link between taxiway and apron leaving the rear wheels in a drain duct.As the luggage carrier was damaged the passengers left without taking their checked in baggage. Air India express authorities have assured the passengers that their baggage will be delivered at their addresses as early as possible.

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