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AI flight to Agatti skids off runway; all safe

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 16:35

Kochi: Passengers of an Air India flight
escaped unhurt when the aircraft skidded off the runway while
landing at the Agatti airport in Lakshadweep island on Friday.

The Kochi-Agatti AI9501 flight had taken off with 20
passengers and crew from the Nedumbassery airport here at
10.15 am and just as it made the touch down at Agatti an hour
later the flight skidded off to a muddy area, Air India
sources said.

None of the passengers or crew was hurt and all of them
were evacuated immediately.

The aircraft has been brought back to the runway and will
return here after mandatory air safety checks, they said.


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First Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 16:35
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