Jet Airways flight from Goa to Mumbai skids off the runway; all passengers safely evacuated

On Tuesday, a Jet Airways flight from Goa to Mumbai skidded off the runway at Goa's Dabolim airport, reported ANI. The flight 9W-2374 veered off the runway while aligning for take off to Mumbai, with 15 passengers suffering "minor" injuries during evacuation. There were 161 people on board the flight, including the crew members.

The incident took place at around 5 am. Flight 9W 2374 which had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai, was about to take off when it skidded off the runway.

When the evacuation was on, the aircraft tilted forward, an eyewitness said, triggering panic among passengers.

According to ANI, all the passengers were safely evacuated.

Jet Airways issued a statement saying, "All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process."

Some disgruntled passengers found that the grave incident could have killed them.

Talking to ANI another passenger named Abhishek said, "Situation was critical; nobody is helping, authority is not giving answers; Don’t know what to do."

A few hours after the incident, Jet Airways issued a statement where they announced that they will facilitate the transport of the stranded passengers from Goa to Mumbai on their wide-body Boeing 777.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Dec 27, 2016 12:19:15 IST