Mumbai-bound Jet airways flight veers off runway in Goa, 15 injured

A Mumbai bound Jet Airways plane carrying 154 passengers and 7 crew members skidded off the runway while taking off at Dabolim airport in Goa in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to News agency ANI, 15 out of 154 passengers who were onboard Jet Airways flight 9W 2374 sustained minor injuries and was to hospital.

Images showed medical staff treating injured passengers lying on stretchers. Some may have suffered fractures, said officials.

“The flight 9W 2374 from Goa-Mumbai skidded off the runway at Dabolim airport this morning due to a technical glitch while aligning for takeoff,” Jet Airways said in a statement.

“All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process,” it said.

“Medical assistance was being coordinated to those injured and the airport authorities,” it added.

Meanwhile, the airport has been closed  after the incident, it will resume operations at 12.30 PM, said ANI report citing officials.

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