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IAF's AN-32 overruns runway at Mumbai airport

Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft AN-32 overran runway 27 while departing from Mumbai Airport on Tuesday.

IAF's AN-32 overruns runway at Mumbai airport
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Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft AN-32 overran runway 27 while departing from Mumbai Airport on Tuesday.

Confirming the incident, airport authorities said, "We confirm, departing Air force Aircraft had runway excursion at 2339 hours at RWY 27."

The authorities said that IAF aircraft AN-32 was departing for Yelahanka Air Force near Bengaluru, Karnataka when the incident happened. No one got injured in the incident. Runway 27 at Mumbai Airport which was overan by IAF aircraft AN-32 is currently shut down for operations.

"Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft AN-32 was departing for Yelahanka Air Force near Bengaluru, Karnataka. No injuries reported. Runway 27 at Mumbai Airport which it overran isn't available for operations," ANI reported.

The incident occurred around 11.39 p.m. when the IAF plane was preparing to takeoff from the main runway at Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Defence Ministry officials told IANS that the IAF aircraft had to abandon take off in view of a technical issue and overshot the runway.

"The aircraft and the crew are safe. A recovery team has arrived in Mumbai and the aircraft will be cleared shortly," the officials said.