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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jet Airways plane skids off runway, passengers safe
Dhaka, 17 August : A Delhi-bound Jet Airways aircraft carrying 139 persons skidded off a runway just before its take off from the Bangladesh capital today but no one was hurt in the.
The Boeing-737 aircraft of India's private Jet Airways skidded the runway by over three meters at Dhaka's Zia International Airport just ahead of its take-off. However, all 139 persons onboard the aircraft were safe, officials said here. "The aircraft skidded off the runway just before take-off but there was no incident of casualty and all passengers and crew are safe," Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority Chairman Air Commodore Saked Iqbal Khan Majlis said. He said the passengers were immediately evacuated from the aircraft while an airforce contingent joined the rescue operation along with civil aviation workers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Jet airways Engineers.
Airport officials said all scheduled foreign and local flights were suspended following the and an investigation was ordered immediately. Photo : AFP


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