Incident: THY A343 at Mumbai on Sep 2nd 2011, runway excursion
|By Simon Hradecky, created Friday, Sep 2nd 2011 07:53Z, last updated Saturday, Sep 3rd 2011 15:50Z |
A Turkish Airlines Airbus A340-300, registration TC-JDM performing flight TK-720 from Istanbul (Turkey) to Mumbai (India) with 93 passengers and 11 crew, had landed on Mumbai's runway 27 at 04:13L (22:43Z Sep 1st). While attempting to turn off onto high speed exit N8 the aircraft veered off paved surface and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground within the runway protected zone. No injuries occurred.
The runway was closed, and despite being expected to re-open by 20:00L about 14 hours after the incident remained closed until the evening of the following day for a total of about 43 hours. The airport remained open using the second shorter runway 14/32.
Mumbai Airport reported the runway had been inspected at 03:58L with all airside infrastructure found operational/functional, following the inspection one landing and one takeoff took place prior to the landing of TK-720.
Turkish Airlines said, the aircraft skidded off the runway due to excessive rainfall. No injuries occurred. A replacement aircraft has been dispatched to Mumbai to conduct the return flight TK-721.
India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation rated the occurrence a serious incident and opened an investigation.
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