Jet Airways flight spins 360-degrees in shocking incident
It's not shaping up to be a good week for air travel in India.
A Jet Airways flight in Goa skidded and took a 360-degree spin on the runway after aborting takeoff. In a separate incident, two flights came dangerously close at the Delhi IGI airport. Fortunately, major accidents were averted at both airports.
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The Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 was carrying 154 passengers and 7 crew members onboard when it aborted take off and skidded on the runway at Dabolim airport. All the passengers were evacuated safely but 15 passengers suffered "minor" injuries.
A technical glitch while aligning for takeoff caused the incident, Jet Airways said. The airport was closed until 12.30PM local time.
In a separate incident, at Delhi's IGI airport, an IndiGo flight, which had arrived from Lucknow came face-to-face with a SpiceJet plane prepping for a take off at the runway.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India's safety regulator, says an investigation is underway to find out what went wrong, but according to the report, a miscommunication with the Air Traffic Control tower is to be blamed.