A Gulf Air A320 aircraft has skidded off the runway while landing at India's Kochi International Airport, injuring one passenger and causing the aircraft's front landing gear to collapse.

The incident occurred at 01:45 (Bahrain time) on 29 August when flight GF270 landed in darkness and heavy rain at Kochi, said Gulf Air. The registration of the aircraft involved is A9C-AG.

The flight originated in Bahrain and was carrying 136 adults, one infant, and six crew.

"Gulf Air can confirm that one passenger, an Indian national, was injured," said the carrier. "He was given immediate medical aid and was take to the hospital for further treatment. His condition is not critical."

The aircraft's nose gear collapsed during the skid, said Gulf Air. The emergency slides were also deployed to evacuate the passengers.

After evacuating via the slides, all passengers and crew were transferred to the airport terminal.

Gulf Air is working with authorities to investigate the incident.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news