Mumbai (Web Desk): Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 veered off the runway at Dabolim airport in Goa while aligning for takeoff.
A total of 161 people, including seven crew members, were on-board the plane. The flight was scheduled to travel from Goa to Mumbai, the Indian Express reported.
Jet said in a statement that all passengers have been safely evacuated. “All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process,” Jet Airways said. Reportedly, 15 passengers have been injured in the incident and have been taken to the hospital.
The incident took place at around 5 AM. The flight, which had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai, was about to take off when it skidded off the runway and reportedly spun 360 degrees. When the evacuation was on, the aircraft tilted forward, an eyewitness said, triggering panic among passengers. Navy sources said 15 people suffered ‘minor injuries and fractures’ in the process.