Air India Aircraft Carrying 102 Passengers Swerves after Landing
The incident took place at around 2.40 am when the Abu Dhabi-Kochi Air India Express approached the parking bay.
An Air India Express aircraft carrying 102 passengers and six crew members on-board veered off the taxiway at Kochi airport after it arrived from Abu Dhabi early on 5 September morning.
However, all passengers were evacuated safely.
“All passengers were evacuated through ladder. All safe. No casualties,” a Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) spokesman said. The nose-wheel of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft also collapsed after it went off the taxiway, an airline source said.
The incident took place at around 2.40 am when the Abu Dhabi-Kochi Air India Express IX 452 approached the parking bay from the taxiway after its landing at 2.39 am, the CIAL spokesman said.
The aircraft has been grounded after the incident, the source said, adding that an internal inquiry as well as a probe by the aviation regulator, DGCA, has been initiated. Air India Express spokesperson was not available for comment.
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