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Indian plane skids during take off in Riyadh

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Riyadh – The Saudi authorities issued a statement regarding the incident which involved an Indian plane at the King Khalid bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Riyadh last Friday.

“The Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight which was carrying 144 passengers and seven crew has skidded off the runway during taking off”, said the Aviation Investigations Bureau in a statement issued today.

Preliminary investigations showed that the plane had started it's taking off process from the K ground runway, allocated for planes' passing only, instead of the R33 designed for taking off.

The inquiry revealed that the plane completed its ground journey up to the end of the ground passage's unpaved zone to stop in the vicinity of the exit of G4 ground passage.

“As the plane was accelerating along the ground passage, the vision was bright without any obstacles”, said the Saudi AIB statement.

The plane was evacuated of all passengers and crew via the emergency and the sliding exits of the plane to safety and without any casualties.

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