India: The area around the aircraft involved in the runway excursion at Mumbai Airport has cleared
An Air India flight that was headed for Ahmedabad was rerouted from Dubai.
According to an official statement released on Friday, the private aircraft that was involved in a runway excursion at Mumbai airport on Thursday has been removed and given to the owners.
According to a spokesman for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), all areas have been cleared at the location.
"At 1453 hours, disabled aircraft recovery got underway. The aircraft that was disabled was taken out at 1755 hours and given to the owners at 1816 hours so they could take further action. Now that everything has been settled, the representative said.
There were two crew members and six passengers on board, according to the DGCA, but no casualties have been reported.
"During landing on runway 27 at Mumbai airport, the VSR Ventures Learjet 45 aircraft, VT-DBL, which was flying a flight from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai, experienced a runway excursion, or veer off. There were two crew members and six passengers on board. With heavy rain, visibility was only 700 metres. So yet, no casualties have been reported," an official statement read.
Two crew members and six passengers were hurt in all, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) following the event.
On Thursday, a number of planes were diverted.
Two Vistara and one Akasa Airlines flight was diverted to Bangalore airport, according to officials. An Air India flight that was headed for Ahmedabad was rerouted from Dubai. Furthermore, a Vistara flight scheduled to depart from Dehradun for Mumbai (DED-BOM) has been rescheduled to Goa Airport.