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Air India plane skids off Bagdogra airport runway, all passengers safe

Press Trust of India
Jul 05, 2013 at 05:52pm IST

Siliguri: An Air India plane with 140 people on board skidded off the runway on Friday shortly after landing at Bagdogra airport in Darjeeling district, airport sources said.

All passengers and crew members on board are safe and there is no significant damage to the aircraft, an airline official said.

The Delhi-Bagdogra flight 880 landed at 2.15 pm but while taking a turn during taxiing one of its rear wheels veered off the tarmac and was stuck in the soft mud in a field beside the runway, the sources said.

AI plane with 140 on board skids off at Bagdogra airport

The Delhi-Bagdogra flight 880 landed at 2.15 pm but while taking a turn during taxiing one of its rear wheels veered off the tarmac.

The passengers and crew members have alighted but the plane is still stuck there. However, normal traffic was not affected due to the incident, the sources said.

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