IAF Plane Overshoots Runway in Mumbai, No Injuries Reported

Due to the incident, aircraft movement was diverted to the secondary runway.

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft overshot the main runway while departing from the Mumbai airport on Tuesday, 7 May, an official said.

Due to the incident, aircraft movement was diverted to the secondary runway, the official of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said on Wednesday, 8 May.

"We confirm that an Air Force aircraft departing from the Mumbai airport had runway excursion at 11.39 pm on Tuesday."

A Defence spokesperson said the aircraft had abandoned take off in view of a technical issue and overshot the runway.

The aircraft and crew is safe. A recovery team has arrived in Mumbai and the aircraft will be cleared shortly, the spokesperson added.

The city-based Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, the country's second busiest airport after New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, has two crossing runways – 09x27 (the main runway) and 14x32 (the secondary runway) which together handle a little over 1,000 arrivals and departures per day.

A large part of the operations is carried out from the main runway.

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