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Air India Express plane 'momentarily' skids on landing at Mangalore, all safe

17 Juillet 2017

Bad whether on Sunday morning led Air India Express flight 814 to skid off the runway while landing at Mangaluru airport.

The pilots of the flight - IX814 - were able to bring the Boeing 737 back to the runway's centre line after it skidded.

It is suspected that an aircraft might have been hit it while taxing (arriving) to the apron (parking stand) after landing on the runway.

Reports suggest the incident occurred due to "unfavourable winds".

"The initial enquiry report has not confirmed that the guiding lights were damaged by IX 814 (Dubai-Mangaluru flight)", said an AI spokesperson.

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The flight was reportedly carrying 185 people - including two infants - when the incident took place.

The aircraft was inspected and no "noticeable damage" was found, the official said.

The 185 passengers on board the aircraft are safe, according to Air India officials.

Five years ago at the same airport an Air India Express Flight 812, overshot the runway on landing after which it fell over a cliff and caught fire.

Air India Express plane 'momentarily' skids on landing at Mangalore, all safe