Plane skids off the runway in Kochi

Updated: August 29, 2011 08:37 IST
It was a close shave for 137 passengers onboard a Gulf Air plane when their plane skidded off the runway at Kochi airport in Kerala.
Kochi: Plane skids off the runway
It was a close shave for 137 passengers onboard a Gulf Air plane when their plane skidded off the runway at Kochi airport in Kerala. Seven passengers were injured in the incident.
Kochi: Plane skids off the runway
Some passengers in panic, jumped down from the aircraft through the emergency door even before the ladder was brought to the flight, airport sources said.
Kochi: Plane skids off the runway
The runway has been closed for bigger aircraft following the incident, airport director ACK Nair said.
Kochi: Plane skids off the runway
One passenger who was injured has been admitted to a nearby hospital and the others were discharged after first aid. It would take another 10 hours for the airport to be fully operational.
Plane skids off the runway in Kochi
The incident occurred at 3.55 am when the Bahrain-Kochi flight shot 5-10 metres off the runway. It was an Airbus A-320 plane.

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