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Mishap averted at Mumbai airport

Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 22:17

Mumbai: A major mishap was averted at the
city airport after an Indigo aircraft entered the runway
instead of turning into the taxiway.

The IndiGo aircraft, as per ATC instructions, was
supposed to turn into the taxiway. However, it entered the
runway, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)
statement said today.

"At 9.04 pm yesterday, a Jet Airways flight 9W 616
(Kolkata-Mumbai) while on approach to landing was asked to go
around to allow IndiGo Mumbai-Bangalore flight (6E-415) to
cross the runway at the intersection point," MIAL said.

The IndiGo aircraft, however, had entered the runway
instead of turning into the taxiway and as per the designated
taxiway instruction from ATC, the statement said.

Jet Airways officials were not available for comments
despite repeated attempts to contact them while IndiGo said it
would not comment off-hand.


First Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 22:17

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