IAF aircraft overshoots runway at Mumbai airport

A large part of the operations is carried out from the main runway.
IAF aircraft overshoots runway at Mumbai airport

An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft overshot the main runway while departing from the Mumbai airport on Tuesday night, an official said.

Due to the incident, aircraft movement was diverted to thesecondary runway, the official of the Mumbai International Airport Limited(MIAL) said on Wednesday.

"We confirm that an Air Force aircraft departing fromthe Mumbai airport had runway excursion at 11.39 pm on Tuesday," theofficial said.

The city-based Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj InternationalAirport, the country's second busiest airport after New Delhi's Indira GandhiInternational Airport, has two crossing runways — 0927 (the main runway) and1432 (the secondary runway) which together handle a little over 1,000 arrivalsand departures per day.

A large part of the operations is carried out from the mainrunway.

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