Jet Airways flight travelling to Mumbai on Friday from Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh went off the runway following an aborted

The flight 9W 523 had a total of 149 people on board, including 142 guests and 7 crew members. The B737-800 aircraft has been safely evacuated. There have been no reports of injuries.

The pilot found an object on the runway and decided to abort take off, he must have braked hard to ensure the plane stops in the available length of the runway, investigation is pending the airline said in a report to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The incident is being investigated by the local regulatory authorities. “Currently the event involving flight 9W 523 is being investigated by the local regulatory authorities and our teams are providing full co-operation as necessary. At Jet Airways the safety of our guests and crew is of paramount importance,” said the airline.

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