Qatar Airways flight damages lights at runway during landing in Cochin, all safe

The flight hit the lights installed at the runway while landing but no one was injured.

Qatar Airways flight damages lights at runway during landing in Cochin, all safe
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COCHIN: A Qatar Airways flight made a landing at the Cochin International Airport in Kerala but damaged the lights at the runway in the process. However, no casualties were reported.

According to ANI, the Doha-Kochi Qatar Airways flight landed at the Cochin International Airport around 2.50 am on Friday.

The Doha-Kochi flight hit the lights installed at the runway while landing but no one was injured.

The airport authorities also later confirmed that the lights at the runway were damaged but all passengers onboard the flight were completely safe.

''Few sidelights at the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) Runway were damaged due to landing error of a Qatar Airways flight due to heavy rains,'' ANI quoted some airport officials as saying.

All passengers and crew members are safe, they added. 

The runway was made operational after 10 minutes. A formal investigation into the incident has been initiated to ascertain how the flight hit the lights.

(With ANI inputs)

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