Air India plane lands on wrong runway, two tyres deflated
New Delhi : An Air India flight from Kerala to Maldives landed on a wrong runway in a major security lapse. The plane was carrying more than a 100 passengers on board, all of them are safe but two of its tyres are deflated.
Air India released a statement saying that the Airbus A320 Neo aircraft landed on an under-construction runway. All 136 passengers and crew on board the flight are safe. An investigation in the matter has been initiated to understand why this mistake happened.
This is the second incident by an Indian Airlines in recent days. In early August, a Jet Airways flight was not even on the runway when it tried to take off from the Riyadh Airport in Saudi Arabia.
The two pilots allegedly attempted take-off from a taxiway instead of the runway, endangering nearly 150 people on board.