close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Small aircraft overshoots Mizoram airport

A small private aircraft, belonging to North East Shuttle Service (NESS), Wednesday overshot the table-top runway at Lengpui airport in Mizoram injuring all nine passengers.



Aizawl: A small private aircraft, belonging to North East Shuttle Service (NESS), Wednesday overshot the table-top runway at Lengpui airport in Mizoram injuring all nine passengers.

A Cessna Caravan nine-seater aircraft, coming from Imphal, overshot the runway shortly before noon due to strong wind and low visibility, Aizawl`s Superintendent of Police Lalbiakthanga Khiangte told reporters.

The airport is located 15 km north of here.

"The US-made plane, after overshooting the runway, tilted near a brook after hitting the instrumental landing system," he said. "No major damage took place."

The injured, including a minor, were taken to a nearby hospital and their condition was stated to be stable.

The Kolkata based NESS uses the US-made Cessna Caravan-208B "air taxi". It has operated between Lengpui and Kolkata and the cities of northeastern states including Agartala, Guwahati, Imphal and Silchar since 2008.

IANS

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions