FedEx flight skids off runway at Mumbai International Airport; no damage reported
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Wednesday witnessed a runway excursion as heavy rains lashed the city. According to the latest inputs, no damage was reported as a result of the incident.
The aircraft in question was towed away following the incident which led to no flight disruption, an official statement by the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said.
“Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport witnessed a runway excursion today with FedEx flight 5033 arriving from Bengaluru. The incident occurred when the MD11 aircraft landed on runway 14/32. The aircraft was towed away from the runway and there has been no disruption in flight operations. In consultation with AAI, considering the strong crosswinds, it has been decided that no arrivals and departures will take place between 14:30-19:00 hrs,” added the statement.
Owing to the arrival of cyclone Nisarga, operations at the Mumbai International Airport were reduced to 19 flights on June 3. These include 11 departures and 8 arrivals.
Section 144 of CrPC has also been imposed in Mumbai as a precautionary measure ahead of the cyclone. Nisarga is expected to make landfall in Alibag in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.