Air India aircraft veers off taxiway, rolls into drain at Kochi airport; passengers safe

Kochi/Mumbai: An Air India Express aircraft veered off the taxiway and rolled partly into a drain after it landed  at the Kochi airport in Kerala early on Tuesday morning., media reports said.

All 102 passengers were evacuated safely from the Abu Dhabi-Kochi flight.

According to media reports, the plane took a turn too soon – about 90 metres before it was supposed to – while approaching the parking bay and went off track.

TV images showed a wheel of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft stuck in what appeared to be a drain.

“All passengers were evacuated through ladder. All are safe. No casualties,” a Cochin International Airport spokesperson has been quoted as saying.

–IBNS

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