Mumbai: A Jet Airways Riyadh-Mumbai flight went off the runway after an aborted take-off early on Friday, an official said here.
The incident affected flight 9W523 with 142 passenger and seven crew members. There were no casualties or injuries.
All aboard the Boeing B737-800 aircraft of the private carrier were safely evacuated and accommodated inside the terminal building.
#9Wupdate: Our flight 9W523 with 142 guests and 7 crew members from Riyadh to Mumbai of 3rd August aborted takeoff and departed the runway at Riyadh Airport.— Jet Airways (@jetairways) August 3, 2018
All our guests and crew have been evacuated safely with no reported injuries.
"Our flight 9W523 with 142 guests and seven crew members from Riyadh to Mumbai of 3 August aborted takeoff and departed the runway at Riyadh Airport. All our guests and crew have been evacuated safely with no reported injuries," the airline said.
Sources said the acceleration gained during the take off could have steered the aircraft beyond the runway even when the pilot would have applied procedures to abort take off.
"Currently the event involving flight 9W 523 is being investigated by local regulatory authorities and our teams are providing full co-operation as necessary. At Jet Airways the safety of our guests and crew is of paramount importance," said another tweet of the airline.
The airline is working out alternate travel arrangements for the passengers from Riyadh.
Jet Airways has reported the matter to the India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation and is fully cooperating with all concerned authorities.
It added that the airline's operations across the network, including its other services from and to Riyadh, remain unaffected.