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Aircraft overshoots runway in Shirdi, all passengers safe

By Vikas
Google Oneindia News

An aircraft overshot the runway by almost 50 meters at Shirdi airport in Maharashtra on Monday evening. All the passengers in the Alliance Air's Mumbai-Shirdi flight are said to be safe. The incident took place around 5.30 pm today.

As per reports, there were 70 passengers onboard flight.

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In March, an IndiGo airlines aircraft skidded on the runway at the Vijayawada airport during landing. The IndiGo flight 6E-7204 was arriving at Vijayawada from Bengaluru and no one was injured in the incident.

On March 26, a technical problem forced a Spicejet flight to return to Visakhapatnam airport 30 minutes after taking off.

On February 9, a Chennai to Delhi SpiceJet flight had suffered a tyre burst at Chennai International Airport. After the tyre burst, the crew decided to turn back and the flight landed safely at Chennai.

In August last year, a Spicejet flight with more than 60 passengers onboard skidded off the runway in Calicut airport. While landing at the Calicut airport, the aircraft skidded off towards the left of the runway that was battered by continuous rains. The incident led to panic among those on the flight as well as airport authorities. Within seconds, the pilot was able to bring the flight under control and managed to halt it.

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