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Operations resume at Mumbai airport 4 days after SpiceJet plane skids off main runway

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Operations resume at Mumbai airport 4 days after SpiceJet plane skids off main runway

Operations resume at Mumbai airport 4 days after SpiceJet plane skids off main runway
July 05
14:10 2019

By Aishwarya.AVSK

Operations resume at Mumbai airport four days after SpiceJet plane skids off main runway
Flight operations resumed at Mumbai airport’s main runway on Friday evening, four days after a SpiceJet plane skidded off the runway amidst heavy rainfall on Monday night. The plane veered off between the grassy area between the main runway and taxiway.
A SpiceJet flight from Jaipur, carrying 167 passengers and crew, overshot the runway on late Monday night after landing amid heavy rains.
An airport official said operations at the country’s second-most busiest airport were restored on Friday evening. The Boeing 737 aircraft was cleared off the runway at around 3:41 pm, the official said, and the services resumed from 4:47 pm.
The SpiceJet aircraft, which was stuck between the main runway and the grassy area, was pulled back to the runway late last night and towed away to the hangar by a team of Air India Engineering Services, earlier in the day.
“The disabled SpiceJet aircraft which was stuck in Runway 09/27 RESA (runway end surface area) has been pulled
out of the runway surface at 11.10 pm last night,” a Mumbai airport spokesperson said.
The pulling back of the aircraft paved way for the full-fledged operations at the aerodrome.
The closure of the single main runway at the city’s airport. which handles close to 1000 aircraft movement per day, lead to the cancellation/diversion of more than 300 flights since Monday night.
The airport was carrying out operations from its secondary runway, which has a capacity to handle up to 35 aircraft movement per hour as compared to 48 of the main runway.

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