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Jet Airways shoots-off runaway at Riyadh Airport, no casualties reported

A Jet Airways Riyadh-Mumbai flight departed the runway after an aborted takeoff early on Friday morning, an official said here.

The incident affected flight 9W523 with 142 passenger and 7 crew members, and there were no casualties or injuries.

All aboard the Boeing B737-800 aircraft of the private carrier were safely evacuated and accommodated inside the terminal building.

The airline is working out alternate travel arrangements for the passengers from Riyadh. Jet Airways has reported the matter to the Indian DGCA and is fully cooperating with all concerned authorities.

The airline’s operations across the network, including its other services from/to Riyadh, remain unaffected, sources added.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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