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Aircraft Accident at Mumbai, Pilots Injured

In a harrowing incident that unfolded at Mumbai’s bustling international airport, a Learjet 45 aircraft with the registration VT-DBL and operated by VSR Ventures Pvt Ltd. crash-landed on Thursday. The flight was on its way from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai, carrying six passengers and a crew of two. In this incident, one Pilot was injured.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) swiftly responded, stating that the aircraft veered off the runway during its landing attempt on runway 27 at Mumbai Airport. This incident occurred under challenging conditions, as heavy rainfall had significantly reduced air visibility in the city.
Remarkably, despite the chaos and extensive damage to the aircraft, there have been no reported casualties. This fortuitous outcome stands as a testament to the professionalism and quick thinking of the flight crew in the face of adversity.
CCTV footage capturing the crash has emerged, providing a chilling visual of the aircraft’s impact with the ground. The footage reveals a billowing cloud of white smoke surrounding the aircraft immediately after the crash, underscoring the severity of the situation faced by the flight crew during the landing.
Following the crash, airport authorities wasted no time in clearing the runway of debris, ensuring that the airport could resume operations promptly after receiving clearance from the DGCA. Nevertheless, the incident led to delays and diversions for several flights, disrupting the operations of Mumbai’s extensive flight network, which happens to be India’s busiest single-runway airport.


Government officials issued a statement containing vital information about the incident. They confirmed the presence of six passengers and two crew members on board the Learjet 45 aircraft, which encountered visibility reduced to a mere 700 meters due to the heavy rain during the landing attempt.
The Learjet 45XR aircraft involved in this incident had been registered with the DGCA on May 7, 2021, by VSR Ventures Pvt Ltd. Notably, the aircraft was manufactured in 2009, raising questions about its maintenance and readiness to handle such challenging weather conditions.
This incident highlights the critical roles played by airport authorities and aviation professionals in ensuring the safety of passengers and crew members, especially under adverse weather conditions. Investigations are already in progress to pinpoint the precise causes of the crash landing, with a keen focus on weather-related factors, maintenance practices, and the decision-making of the flight crew.
As Mumbai’s aviation community eagerly awaits the results of these investigations, this incident serves as a stark reminder of the constant challenges and risks faced within the aviation industry. It underscores the paramount importance of enforcing stringent safety measures and protocols to safeguard all those involved in air travel.

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