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Watch: GoAir flight misses runway at Bengaluru airport, takes off for Hyderabad

Around 170 passengers escaped unhurt as the aircraft touched the unpaved surface along the runway before taking off again, officials said. The aircraft was diverted to Hyderabad.

Watch: GoAir flight misses runway at Bengaluru airport, takes off for Hyderabad The company said it had immediately reported the incident to the DGCA. (File Photo)

A GoAir aircraft, flying into the city from Nagpur, veered off the runway at the Kempegowda International Airport on November 11 due to bad weather conditions. Around 170 passengers escaped unhurt as the aircraft touched the unpaved surface along the runway before taking off again, officials said. The aircraft was diverted to Hyderabad.

Shafeeq Hamza, a passenger on the flight, tweeted a video of the incident on Thursday. “Yes the flight missed the runway but it didn’t land there … The pilot saved us by taking off and ultimately landing in Hyderabad. I was on that flight.” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, a GoAir spokesperson said, “GoAir flight G8 811 from Nagpur to Bengaluru had carried out go around at Bengaluru and diverted to Hyderabad. All the passengers, crew and aircraft landed safely at Hyderabad.”

The company said it had immediately reported the incident to industry regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

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”Pending the investigation by GoAir and the regulator, the flight crew have been kept off flying duty,” it added.

First published on: 15-11-2019 at 01:28:06 pm
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