Mishap averted at Mumbai airport



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.

PTI