A third runway excursion in India in 48 hours as SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 runs off the runway

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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:

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