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Mumbai airport runway shut till Thursday night

SpiceJet flight that skid on runway still stuck
Vehicles stuck in the Mumbai rain on July 1.
Vehicles stuck in the Mumbai rain on July 1.
PTI file photo

PTI   |   Mumbai   |   Published 04.07.19, 07:13 AM

Operations from the main runway of Mumbai airport, shut since Monday night after a SpiceJet aircraft skid during rain, is unlikely to resume Thursday, a source said.

In the last two days, around 280 flights have been cancelled from Mumbai.

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The SpiceJet flight from Jaipur carrying 167 passengers and the crew overshot the runway on July 1 after landing amid heavy rain> The plane is stuck partially between the main runway and the grass area.

Since the SpiceJet aircraft has not been removed, the airport has obtained a NOTAM (notice to airmen) for the runway 09/27 (main runway) till Thursday midnight, the source said.

A NOTAM is given to pilots and includes information on potential hazards on a flight route.

The partial operations at the Mumbai airport has resulted in massive flight cancellations and delays. Flights are currently being operated by the less-capacity secondary runway.



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