Mumbai Airport tragedy averted

February 9th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Feb 9 (ANI): An Indian Airlines pilot successfully averted a huge tragedy at Mumbai Airport on Monday when he applied emergency brakes on spotting an Army helicopter landing just when the aircraft was about to take off.
The Delhi bound IC-866 was carrying 150 passengers on board at the time of the incident.
The plane had run about 1-1.5 kilometers on the runway when an Army helicopter suddenly landed 50 metres away.
Planes run for about 2-3 kilometers before taking off at very high speed.
The sudden application of emergency brakes resulted in a tyre of the plane getting damaged.
The passengers are being taken to Delhi by another plane. (ANI)

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