Air India flight veers off after landing at Mangaluru airport, all passengers deboarded safely

According to ANI, IX384 Air India Express flight veered off the taxiway at around 5:40 pm and got stuck in the grass at the airport.

Air India flight veers off after landing at Mangaluru airport, all passengers deboarded safely
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An Air India flight from Dubai to Mangalore veered off the taxiway after landing at the Mangaluru airport on Sunday. According to ANI, IX384 Air India Express flight veered off the taxiway at around 5:40 pm and got stuck in the grass at the airport.

Air India Express spokesperson told ANI that all passengers are safe and have been deboarded. The spokesperson added that Air India Express engineers are checking the aircraft and an internal investigation has been ordered. The spokesperson noted that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been informed about the incident.

"All passengers are safe & the aircraft is being checked by Air India Express engineers. An internal investigation has been ordered, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been informed about the incident," Air India Express spokesperson told ANI.

Air India released a statement saying that the aircraft missed approach at 1732 IST and there after in second attempt landed at Mangalore on RWY24 at 1742 IST . The AI statement added that aircraft entered katcha portion of strip while turning on taxiway due to high speed. The aircraft did not suffer any damage and Air India Express engineers are trying to tow the aircraft to apron for further inspection. The AI statement said that the aircraft location in the strip is being assessed for clearance from ILS & runway strip for resuming operations and the DGCA has given approval to clear the delayed departures.