On 1 July, a SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 (VT-SYK) operated domestic flight SG6237 from Jaipur to Mumbai, India. The aircraft, however, ran off the runway upon arrival at Mumbai airport during heavy rainfall. All passengers safely evacuated the aircraft. A first assessment indicate that the nose gear might have been collapsed after the impact.
The aircraft – formerly operating for Jet Airways – blocked Mumbai airport’s main runway, hence many aircraft were forced to enter the holding or to divert to nearby airports.
Indian Monsoon has a serious impact on Indian commercial aviation, this is the third runway excursion in the country in less than 48 hours:
- SpiceJet De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 overruns runway during heavy rain at Surat Airport, India
- Air India Express Boeing 737 overshoots runway, another company Boeing 737 suffers tail strike during landing
next Spicejet Boeing 737-800 (VT-SYK, former Jet AW) ran off the rain-slickened runway 27 at Mumbai Intl Airport (VABB), India forcing the closure of the main runway. All on flt #SG6237 from Jaipur safely evacuated. Nose gear may have collapsed. @AirportWebcams @kamaljoshi410 pic.twitter.com/Fxr04IuuZ0
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) July 1, 2019
Spicejet flight SG 6237 on its way from Jaipur to Mumbai skids on the runway late Monday evening. All passengers safe, no injuries reported.
Main runway shut, secondary in use.#Mumbai#MumbaiRainsLive pic.twitter.com/i6o6OSFeEU
— Sanj Samachar (@Sanj_news) July 1, 2019
Mumbai main runway closed as SpiceJet Boeing 737 (VT-SYK) overshoots runway. The plane was operating Jaipur-Mumbai flight. All passengers reported safe. Secondary runway in use. #AviationDaily #AvGeek @JacdecNew @breakingavnews pic.twitter.com/DqaWKaQAZI
— Shafid Shah (@iam_shafid) July 1, 2019
Now there is ample evidence that Spicejet B737-800 (VT-SYK) in fact lost its nose gear in the overrun. Removal works are still ongoing and may last for another day.https://t.co/UjWbW2jQpu pic.twitter.com/pquINPkItc
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) July 3, 2019
— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) July 2, 2019