Mumbai: A Turkish aircraft with 97 passengers and crew on board skidded off the runway at the Mumbai Airport here on Friday, resulting in closure of the main runway. All the passengers and crew on board are safe, an official said.

“The Turkish Airways flight TK-720 was arriving from Istanbul to Mumbai. Soon after landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, it skidded off the rapid exit taxiway N8 and got stuck in the mud there,” the official said.

The incident happened after the scheduled flight landed around 4.13 am on Friday, according to the official.

As a result of the incident, the main runway has been closed for operations since the past nearly four hours till the aircraft is removed.

Efforts are currently underway to remove the aircraft and clear the runway for normal operations, the official added.

(Agencies)