Private Jet Skids Off Mumbai Airport Runway Amid Rain, 8 On Board: Latest Updates

Due to poor visibility in Mumbai’s dense fog and rain, a private plane had to make an emergency landing there.

On Thursday, while landing in heavy weather at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, an eight-person private jet went off the runway before crashing. Eight individuals, including a crew member, reportedly suffered injuries and were transferred to the closest hospital, according to the airport administration.

The aircraft reportedly went off the runway due to poor visibility caused by recent heavy rain, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

In a video clip that was just made, the airport’s airspace was filled with cloudy gray clouds, and the planes were lying wrecked on the runway’s edge. There were also fire trucks and an airport rescue squad on the scene.

What is currently known:

The aircraft was a Learjet 45 VT-DBL, a mid-size business jet, flown by VSR Ventures. It was transporting people from Mumbai to Vishakhapatnam. On Thursday, the event happened at about 5:02 p.m.

Eight individuals were on board the airplane, including two crew members, one passenger from Denmark, and six passengers. Dhruv Kotak, Lars Sorensen, KK Krishnadas, Aakarsh Sethi, Arul Sali, and Kamakshi were among the people traveling aboard the plane, which was being piloted by Sunil and Neil.

Five passengers in total, both pilots and one staff member have minor wounds and are receiving care at the Criticare Asia Hospital in Andheri East. According to medical professionals, the flyers are in shock.

The Mumbai airport was previously closed so that operations could conduct inspections. After all safety inspections were completed and the DGCA gave its approval at 06:47 p.m., it was later reopened.

For efficient operations, the area around the runway has been cleansed of rubbish.

After the plane crash, very few flights have been canceled or delayed. All planes to Mumbai were either diverted to other cities or were flying in a holding pattern, according to a flight tracking service.

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