Flights delayed in Mumbai after accidents,rain

2019-07-02 at 11:53

The main runway at the Mumbai airport remains closed today after a plane overshot its mark while landing amid heavy rainfall at around 11.45 pm yesterday.

The plane, a Boeing 737-800, is still stuck at the end of the runway.

A secondary runway is operational but flights are likely to be delayed.

The incident, coupled with heavy overnight rainfall, forced as many as 54 flights to be diverted to nearby airports like Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.

Domestic airlines have posted messages on social media warning people of cancellation and delays.

The city is set for more downpours in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Regional Meteorological Centre has warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in Mumbai city and its suburbs.