May 13, 2007

Plane skids off Vishakhapatnam airport runway

Visakhapatnam - A Paramount Airways plane with 70 passengers on board landed on a yet-to-be cleared runway and overshot the track. No one was injured in the incident.

The pilot of Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam flight lost control seconds before landing and by mistake landed on a runway that was yet to be cleared for operations.

The plane went into the bushes and came to a halt, Air Traffic Controller Pattabhi said adding all passengers were safe.

The flight took off from Hyderabad at 9.55 am and reached here at 10.55 am.

As a result of the incident, several flights to and from Visakhapatnam including those of Indian, Air Sahara and Air-Deccan have been cancelled.


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