On 7 September, an Air India Airbus A320 (VT-EXL) operating a flight from Trivandrum Airport (India) to Male Velana Airport safely landed at the Maldive island. Small detail: the pilots landed on a runway still under construction. The aircraft got stuck. The 136 passengers deplaned and were taken to the airport building.
Air India Airbus A320NEO (VT-EXL) mistakenly landed on a runway at Male Intl Airport (VRMM), Maldives that was closed due to ongoing construction works. Flight #AI263 from Thiruvananthapuram landed safely but became stuck. All passengers deplaned safely. https://t.co/oUf64Rhb8X pic.twitter.com/moqlayH07l
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) September 7, 2018
— justanimals_love (@Animalmazing) September 7, 2018
All 136 passengers, 7 crew on @airindiain #AI263 safe. @flightradar24: Aircraft “landed at the nonoperational runway (under construction) at Male Velana International Airport in the #Maldives.” @EoIMaldives @AkhileshIFS @StratNewsInt https://t.co/1yYemDVID9
— amitabh p revi (@amitabhprevi) September 7, 2018
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) September 7, 2018