Mangaluru: Mishap averted as plane aborts takeoff at last minute

ANI | Updated: Jan 11, 2018 17:48 IST

Mangaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jan 11 (ANI): 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)

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