A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 was involved in an aborted take-off incident on 3 August after it attempted to take off from a taxiway at Riyadh's King Khalid International airport.

In a statement posted on its Twitter account, Saudi Arabia's Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says the aircraft, registered VT-JFS, had attempted to take off from a taxiway parallel to runway 33, the jet's designated take-off runway.

It goes on to say that the aircraft "accelerated with full take-off power and exceeded the taxiway onto [an] unpaved area ending up close to the exit of taxiway G4, north of taxiway K". At the time of the incident, the AIB noted that visibility was high, with no obstacles or foreign-object debris found on the taxiway.

The 737 was operating a a flight to Mumbai, carrying 141 passengers and seven crew members. No one was injured in the incident.

The Saudi AIB adds an investigation is now under way, with participation from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of India.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that VT-JFS (MSN 39065) is owned by Alafco. It was built in 2014 and has been operated by Jet Airways since new.

The airline states that it is in contact with India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, "has extended all co-operation with regard to the said incident" and "will continue to adhere to all requirements as laid down by the regulator".

Jet adds that it cannot comment on the matter while it is under investigation, but stresses that safety is "of paramount importance" to the airline.

This article has been updated to include Jet's statement

Source: Cirium Dashboard