On Tuesday night, an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft while departing from the Mumbai airport overshot the main runway. The air force aircraft AN-32 had been departing for Yelahanka Air Force near Bengaluru in Karnataka. However, no one has been injured due to the incident.
Today, an official of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said that due to this incident, the direction of the aircraft was diverted to the secondary runway. It was also informed that Runway 27, at Mumbai Airport, which the air force aircraft (IAF) overran is not available for operations.
“We confirm that an Air Force aircraft departing from the Mumbai airport had runway excursion at 11.39 pm on Tuesday,” the official said. No other detail information has been provided by the authority.
The city-based Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, which is the second busiest airport after the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, has two crossing runways, 0927 (the main runway) and 1432 (the secondary runway). Both the runways are engaged to maintain over 1,000 arrivals and departures per day. However, a big part of the operations is executed from the main runway.