A SpiceJet De Havilland Dash 8 Q400 carrying 43 passengers and 4 crew members suffered a runway excursion while landing.
The turboprop was operating flight SG3722 from Bhopal to Surat in India on the evening of 30 June when the incident occurred.
According to SpiceJet, all passengers were evacuated “normally”. The airline adds: “All passengers and aircraft are safe.”
On Surat Airport’s official twitter account, the airport director says there was heavy rain when the incident occurred. Airport operations had to be suspended, and flights had to be diverted.
After more than 6 hours, airport operations resumed, after the aircraft was cleared away.
Surat Airport has one 2,905m-long runway, 04/22.
Pictures on social media suggest that the aircraft registration is VT-SUM, which is managed by the airline. The aircraft appears to have traveled through mud and come to a stop. No damage is immediately apparent.
FlightGlobal has reached out to SpiceJet for clarification, but the airline has not provided details on the aircraft registration, nor the extent of damages involved.