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Gulf Air plane skids off runway in S. India, 7 injured

(Xinhua)

14:41, August 29, 2011

MUMBAI, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- One aircraft from Gulf Air skidded off the runway early Monday morning in port city Cochin of south India, said Press Trust of India.

Seven passengers suffered injuries and two people have serious conditions, said the report.

The GF 270 flight with 137 passengers and six crew members on board then suck in the mud.

Passengers were evacuated from emergency exits and shifted to the health center with the airport.

Cochin International Airport where the plane landed was completely shut down and it will take at least ten hours to resume operations, said A.C.K. Nair, director with the airport.

All the international and domestic flights bounded to land in Cochin were diverted to surrounded areas and the Cochin airport has been full of passengers due to the shutdown of operations.

The incident could be resulted from out of control shortly before landing while hitting air pockets, said the report.

In neighboring Mangalore, one aircraft from Air India crashed in last May leaving 158 people dead.

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