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Mangaluru: Mishap averted as plane aborts takeoff at last minute

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 January 2018, 18:10 IST
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An accident was averted at the Mangaluru Airport on Thursday after the Air Traffic Control">Air Traffic Control (ATC) spotted an empty tractor on the runway when a Jet Airways flight was about to take off.

According to Air Traffic Control">Air Traffic Control sources, "an empty tractor was parked for cutting grass at the end of the runway when the Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was about to take off. Following, which the take-off was suspended".

After spotting the tractor, which was deployed for cutting grass, the ATC officials immediately suspended the flight's take-off.

Meanwhile, all the passengers and crew were reported to be safe.

--ANI

First published: 11 January 2018, 18:10 IST
 
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