An Alliance Air ATR-72 aircraft with 55 passengers on board went off the runway at Jabalpur on Saturday. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has also launched an investigation.

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An Alliance Air flight left onlookers and passengers scared on Saturday after it had a runway excursion while landing at the Dumna Airport in Jabalpur, a town in India’s Madhya Pradesh (MP) state.

Flight ATR72-600 was scheduled to land in Jabalpur at around 1:15 PM, bringing 55 passengers and five crew members from Delhi.

Passengers were safely ushered to the arrival hall at the Jabalpur airport.

India’s civil aviation regulatory body – the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered an investigation into the case.

A runaway excursion is when the aircraft skids off the runway during take-off or landing. The aircraft can veer off its route while speeding up on the ground due to several factors, including weather circumstances, technical issues, or even a miscalculated approach to the runaway.

Details on what triggered this incident remain unknown as of now.

Alliance Air, which first launched its services in 1996, has yet to issue a public statement regarding the incident.