Author Chetan Bhagat, who was travelling on the plane wrote about the incident from his Twitter account: "Emergency landing as plane skidded off runway into wet mud. Lucky save. Evacuations on now."
Bhagat also wrote, "The plane wheels are barely visible, dug deep into mud. Everyone's out now. Rattled but safe."
Air India authorities informed that all passengers of the IC 9801 were safe as they were evacuated soon after the flight skidded off the Kanpur airport runway.
More information awaited...