Mumbai airport runway remains shut for third day
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 15:34
  
Mumbai: Efforts are on to tow away the Turkish Airlines aircraft and reopen the main runway of Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), though the authorities had hoped to complete the task by 8.00 am on Sunday.

TK-740, an Airbus 340 aircraft, skidded off the runway Friday morning and got stuck in the mud.

"The recovery of the aircraft is still in progress. We will inform you of a safe time line later. All flights are running on time. Since morning, there has been no diversion of flights. However, a Singapore Airlines' flight has been cancelled," an MIAL spokesperson said.

A team of 34 engineers and nearly 200 labourers are working to move off the plane, sources said.

Meanwhile, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials, who had earlier questioned the pilots, are waiting to download data from the cockpit voice recorder (CVC) and flight data recorder for further investigation, they said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 11:58


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