Jet Airways flight skids off runway in wet weather amid 'heavy turbulence'

  • Jet Airways flight from Delhi ended up in the grass at Indore Airport
  • Passenger on board describes how plane banked left then right
  • Wing of the plane left 'badly damaged' after hard landing in India 

A plane carrying 66 passengers skidded off the runway while trying to land in wet weather in India, with one person on board describing how it felt like the plane was 'thrown to the ground.'

The Jet Airways flight, that had earlier set out from Delhi, ended up in the grass at Indore Airport as rain lashed the runway.

The 66 passengers, as well as four flight crew, were safely escorted off the aircraft and into the terminal building. There are no reported injuries. 

The Jet Airways flight ended up in the grass at Indore Airport after it skidded off a wet runway

The Jet Airways flight ended up in the grass at Indore Airport after it skidded off a wet runway

No injuries have been reported from the incident, but one passenger described how the plane went 'left then right' as it touched down

No injuries have been reported from the incident, but one passenger described how the plane went 'left then right' as it touched down

The runway was temporarily closed last night (Saturday) while the plane was moved from the grass and into a hangar.

Pankaj Agrawal, who was a passenger on the flight said that the plane banked left and then right on the hard landing, before coming to a stop adjacent to the runway.

Speaking to the Times of India, Mr Agrawal said: 'Minutes before landing, we experienced heavy turbulence.

'When the plane landed on the wet tarmac, it felt as if it was thrown on the ground.

'The airline authorities informed us that the right wing of the plane was badly damaged due to the landing.' 

Staff move to help passengers off the aircraft that made a hard landing in bad weather in India

Staff move to help passengers off the aircraft that made a hard landing in bad weather in India

HOW DANGEROUS IS TURBULENCE?

On the subject of what happens to an aircraft during an episode of turbulence, Patrick Smith, an active airline pilot and author said: 'During turbulence, the pilots are not fighting the controls.

'Planes are designed with what we call positive stability, meaning that when nudged from their original point in space, by their nature they wish to return there.

'The best way of handling rough air is to effectively ride it out, hands-off. (Some autopilots have a turbulence mode that desensitizes the system, to avoid over-controlling.)

'It can be uncomfortable, but the jet is not going to flip upside down.'

Passengers were instructed to leave their hand luggage behind as they were moved off the plane. These were then delivered into the terminal after an hour. 

The airline posted a statement on their Twitter page shortly after the incident, saying: 'Jet Airways flight 9W 2793 from Delhi to Indore, had departed the paved surface after landing. 

'All 66 guests and four crew aboard have been deplaned safely and taken to the terminal building.

'Inspection of our aircraft at Indore is in progress. Our teams are working to move the aircraft on to the tarmac.'

Last week MailOnline reported how passengers were evacuated from a Turkish Airlines aircraft after it skidded off the runway during landing at Kosovo's only airport.

The plane reportedly had 143 passengers including several children and eight crew from Istanbul on board when the accident happened in the country's capital Pristina.

Local media has released images of the Turkish Airlines jet parked on a grassy area next to the runway.

Writing on social media, one of the passengers said: 'Thank God we were saved from a tragedy.'

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