Alliance Air flight from Delhi overshoots runway at Jabalpur, all passengers safe

An Alliance Air flight from Delhi to Jabalpur had a runway excursion at Jabalpur airport on Saturday at around 1:13 pm.

The ATR72-600 aircraft overshot the runway by 10 meters. However, all the passengers and crew onboard the aircraft are safe, the airline said.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe into the incident.

“During the operation of Alliance Air flight 9I 691 from Delhi to Jabalpur on 12th March 2022, Alliance Air aircraft shot off the runway by 10 mtrs,” Alliance Air said in a statement.

The airline said it is grateful that all passengers and crew onboard the flight are safe, and that its first priority is to evacuate passengers without compromising their safety.

“While we follow laid down policies / procedures as per the regulatory authorities and have strict checks in place – both pre and post flight operations in order to ensure complete safety of our passengers & crew, we regret the unfortunate incident,” it added.

The airline said it has taken strict note of the incident and the cockpit crew has been de-roastered. “A thorough investigation has been initiated. The findings of the same shall be shared with the regulatory authorities and we shall ensure that all required corrective actions are put in place.”

(With inputs from Nagarjun Dwarakanath)

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