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.