Training aircraft veers off runway at Thiruvananthapuram airport, pilot rescued safely8th February 2023
The pilot was rescued safely immediately by the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services team.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A major accident was averted when a training aircraft veered off the runway while taking off at Thiruvananthapuram airport here on Wednesday.
However, the pilot is safe, as he was immediately rescued by the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services team. According to airport sources, the incident took place at 11.36 am when the small training aircraft of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aviation carrying a pilot skidded off towards the west between taxiways B and C and overturned. Later, the runway was handed over for operations at 12.36 pm.