In a major escape for the passengers on board Mumbai based Jet Airways flight from Riyadh, a Mumbai bound plane went off the runway.
Sources said that the plane may have skid following an aborted take-off.
There were 150 people on board at the time, it was reported.
All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, the airline said in a tweet.
The probe has been instituted as to what could have caused the mishap.
“Our flight 9W523 with 142 guests and 7 crew members from Riyadh to Mumbai of 3rd August aborted takeoff
and departed the runway at Riyadh Airport.All our guests and crew have been evacuated safely with no reported
injuries,” the airline said.
Sources said the acceleration gained during the take off could have steered the aircraft beyond the runway even when the pilot would have applied procedures to abort take off.
The passengers and crew members have been accommodated inside the terminal building of Riyadh Airport.>