The Jet Airways Boeing 737 went off the paved space of Riyadh airport final Friday (August 3) when it tried to take off utilizing full energy from a taxiway parallel to the runway from the place it was alleged to get air borne for Mumbai.
“Jet Airways B-737 (VT-JFS) flight (9W) 523 headed to Mumbai with 141 passengers and 7 crew members overshot taxiway at KKIA (King Khalid Worldwide Airport at Riyadh). Preliminary factual info confirms that the plane tried take off from taxiway parallel to take off-designated runway whereas visibility was excessive and no obstacles or FOD (overseas object particles) on the taxiway. The plane accelerated with full take off energy and exceeded the taxiway on to unpaved space ending up near the exit of taxiway,” Saudi Arabia’s Aviation Investigation Bureau (AIB) stated in an announcement.
A senior official of Indian DGCA stated it has suspended license of each the pilots concerned in runway tour incident at Riyadh pending investigation.
“The fireplace and rescue groups have been on the website instantly, all passengers and crew have been evacuated by way of the plane emergency slides with no accidents. The AIB is conducting a security investigation into the occasion with participation of the Plane Accident Investigation Bureau of India,” it added.
Following Saudi probe report, Jet on Monday stated the airline is “in touch with the DGCA and has prolonged all co-operation with regard to the stated incident. The airline will proceed to stick to all necessities as laid down by the regulator. The matter is at present below investigation and we can’t touch upon this problem. At Jet Airways security is of paramount significance of its crew and visitors.”
Jet had final Friday stated that the incident occurred when their airplane was attempting to take off from the runway. “Our flight 9W 523 with 142 visitors and seven crew members from Riyadh to Mumbai of third August aborted takeoff and departed the runway at Riyadh Airport. All our visitors and crew have been evacuated safely with no reported accidents,” the airline had stated.
However the preliminary probe by Saudi authorities has discovered that the lane was attempting to take off from a taxiway parallel to the take off-designated runway at full energy.