Plane skids off runway in wet weather after heavy turbulence

Jet Airways' aircraft's wing damaged after it ended up on the grass


A Jet Airways flight from Delhi skidded off the runway at Indore Airport and ended up on the grass leaving the plane's wing "badly damaged".

The flight carrying 66 passengers had tried to land during wet weather in India.

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After it landed, the passengers and crew were escorted to the terminal building with no injuries reported.

Pankaj Agrawal was on board and told the Times of India: "Minutes before landing, we experienced heavy turbulence.

"When the plane landed on the wet tarmac, it felt as if it was thrown on the ground.

"The airline authorities informed us that the right wing of the plane was badly damaged due to the landing."

NDTV reports that the aircraft was being inspected and the aircraft was being moved to the tarmac.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the airline said: "Jet Airways flight 9W 2793 from Delhi to Indore, had departed the paved surface after landing.

"All 66 guests and four crew aboard have been deplaned safely and taken to the terminal building.

"Inspection of our aircraft at Indore is in progress. Our teams are working to move the aircraft on to the tarmac."

Last year, five passengers on an American Airlines flight from Grenada to Miami were hospitalised when turbulence hit the aircraft.

Flight 982 landed without incident at Miami International Airport and the passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The airline said the seatbelt sign was on at the time and that pilots had no indication of severe turbulence in the area.

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