An Air India flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Male landed on the wrong runway in Maldives in a major security lapse. More than a hundred passengers on board the plane are safe but two tyres were deflated.
In a statement Air India said that the Airbus A320 Neo aircraft landed on an under-contruction runway. All 136 passengers and crew on board the flight are safe. It is investigating why the flight landed on the wrong runway.
This is the second such incident in little over a month involving an Indian airline. In early August, a Jet Airways flight was not even on the runway when it tried to take off from the Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia. The two pilots allegedly attempted take-off from a taxiway instead of the runway, endangering nearly 150 people on board.