Mangaluru, July 16, 2017: A mishap was averted at the Mangaluru airport in the wee hours today when an AI aircraft from dubai with 185 passengers on board, veered off the runway slightly while touching down, an Air India Express official said.
The incident involving the flight- IX 814 - took place at around 04:45 hours and all the passengers and crew were unhurt, the official said.
"The aircraft suddenly took a right turn while touching down due to unfavourable winds", he said.
"An alert pilot immediately corrected the path and the aircraft landed safely", said the official, adding the matter has been reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
After the landing of IX 814, three more aircrafts landed on the same run way.
There was no damage to the plane and no injuries were reported. The flight was reportedly carrying 185 people - including two infants - when the incident took place.
There was no discomfort or injury to any passenger. Post arrival inspection of the aircraft revealed no damages. Air India flight safety has ordered an enquiry into the matter.
In May 2010, an Air India Express plane from Dubai had overshot the runway and plunged down the cliff into a wooded valley, killing 158 people.