SpiceJet airplane stranded on T2 runway finally pulled out; DGCA issues notice to the airline

On July 2, a SpiceJet airplane skid off the runway while landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Accordingly, the plane has finally been removed from the runway

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After a SpiceJet aircraft skid off the runway while landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on July 2, it was finally pulled cleared from the runway on Thursday, July 4.  

 "The disabled SpiceJet aircraft, which was stuck in Runway-27 RESA has been pulled out on Runway surface at 11:10 PM yesterday," Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson said. 

The airport officials had been attempting to pull the aircraft and restart the main runway operations that were shut down after SpiceJet SG 6237 skid off the runway while landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the incident led to the shutdown of the main runway and various flights were cancelled or diverted to the nearby airports. Alongside, an alternate runway was put into operation at the airport. 

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Later, the airline had released a statement which said that all the passengers on the flight on Jaipur-Mumbai route were deplaned normally and were safe. 

However, Gaurishankar Gupta, a student from Jaipur has issued a notice to the airline and has asked them to apologise after the airline issued the statement saying no passengers were injured whereas Gupta alleged that several passengers suffered from neck sprains due to the sudden jerk.

Accordingly, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show cause notice to SpiceJet on Thursday, July 4. As per the reports, the airline would be billed at least ₹1.1 crore for removal of the plane from the runway.

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