As many as 127 passengers on board a Jet Airways plane from New Delhi had a close shave after its main landing gear collapsed when it landed in Mumbai. All the passengers deplaned safely, Jet Airways said in a statement on Thursday.
The incident resulted in the blocking of the main runway, forcing Mumbai authorities to shift flight operations to the secondary runway, sources said. Jet Airways said its engineering team was working on towing away the Boeing 737 aircraft from the taxiway.
Mumbai: Landing gear of a Jet Airways flight collapsed after landing last night,all passengers were safely evacuated pic.twitter.com/qRSJo5srfZ— ANI (@ANI_news) March 4, 2016
“Airways flight 9W 354 on landing in Mumbai reported a technical fault with the main landing gear. All 127 passengers have been safely disembarked,” the airline said. Jet Airways engineering teams are inspecting the aircraft to assess the next course of action for shifting the aircraft form its current location on taxiway, it said.
“As per preliminary assessment of the aircraft by the Jet Airways engineering team, the right hand main landing gear has been damaged. Efforts for recovery of the aircraft are currently underway,” it said.