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  India   All India  02 Jul 2019  Amid heavy downpour, Mumbai airport closes main runway; 54 flights diverted

Amid heavy downpour, Mumbai airport closes main runway; 54 flights diverted

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 2, 2019, 9:41 am IST
Updated : Jul 2, 2019, 9:41 am IST

The Mumbai Airport authorities closed the main runway after SpiceJet flight coming in from Jaipur overshot mark because of heavy rainfall.

A second runway has been made operational for flights, as the plane continues to be stuck at the end of the runway. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 A second runway has been made operational for flights, as the plane continues to be stuck at the end of the runway. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi: Mumbai airport's main runway was closed on last Monday night after a SpiceJet flight, flying in from Jaipur, overshot its mark because of the heavy rainfall.

A second runway has been made operational for flights, as the plane continues to be stuck at the end of the runway.

 

This incident has led to the diversion of as many as 54 flights to nearby airports of Ahmedabadand Bengaluru.
 

In a statement, a spokesperson of the airline said, “Spicejet SG 6237 Jaipur-Mumbai flight overshoots runway while landing at Mumbai Airport. All passengers are safe, no injuries reported.”

Air Vistara was among several other airlines, which posted notices of delay on social media.

 

While Vistara confirmed the cancellation of ten flights plying in and out of Mumbai, including going to Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai, Indigo warned its passengers that the bad weather could spell delays and cancellations.

 

Among the international flights that were diverted was a Korean Air flight from Seoul to Mumbai, a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt and an Air India flight from Bangkok.

 

Tags: mumbai monsoon, mumbai rain, flights, vistara, spicejet
Location: India, Delhi