UPDATE: The Dabolim International Airport in Goa that was closed for operations after a flight skidded off the runway early on Tuesday, has been made operational again, a senior DGCA official said.
A Jet Airways flight which was reported to be carrying 161 people on board, skid off the runway at Goa's Dabolim airport in the early hours of Tuesday
The flight was said to be aligning for take off to Mumbai and 15 passengers were reported to have suffered minor injuries in the incident.
PTI reported that the incident took place at around 5 am when Flight 9W 2374, which had arrived from Dubai and was bound for Mumbai, when the incident occurred.
"Few guests have sustained minor injuries during the evacuation process and medical assistance is being coordinated by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities," the report quotes the airlines as saying.
The airport, had been closed after the incident, and was scheduled to resume operations in the morning.
We regret to inform flight 9W 2374 from GOI – BOM, with 154 guests and 7 crew, veered off the runway while aligning for takeoff: Jet Airways— ANI (@ANI_news) December 27, 2016
All guests and crew have been safely evacuated. Few guests have sustained injuries during the evacuation process: Jet Airways statement— ANI (@ANI_news) December 27, 2016
Medical assistance is being coordinated to those injured by the Jet Airways team and the airport authorities: Jet Airways statement— ANI (@ANI_news) December 27, 2016