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SpiceJet 737 suffers runway excursion in rainy Mumbai

Another SpiceJet aircraft suffered a runway excursion, the second such incident in two days.

On 1 July evening, one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 overran the runway at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj airport after landing in heavy rain. The aircraft was operating flight SG6237 from Jaipur.

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SpiceJet says there was no injury to the passengers or crew, and that everyone was evacuated “normally”.

As a result of the incident, the airport’s main runway, the 3,660m-long 09/27, had to be shut off. The airport operator tweeted that operations to restore services on 09/27 could take up to 48 hours.

Mumbai airport has a second runway, 14/32, which is 2,990m in length.

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Data from FlightRadar24 suggest the aircraft registration is VT-SYK, a former Jet Airways Boeing 737. Images from social media indicate the aircraft travelled through mud before coming to a stop.

Other pictures show oxygen masks being deployed in the aircraft cabin. SpiceJet has not responded to FlightGlobal’s request for confirmation.

On 30 June, a SpiceJet De Havilland Dash 8 Q400 carrying 43 passengers and 4 crew suffered a runway excursion at Surat Airport. No injuries were reported, according to the airline.

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