Video: Plane veers off runway, takes off from grass patch

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Filed on November 15, 2019 | Last updated on November 15, 2019 at 12.35 pm
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It had 180 people on board.

A GoAir plane with 180 people onboard veered off the runway and onto the grass-covered ground upon landing at Bengaluru International Airport. Surprisingly, at this point the pilot of the Airbus A320 decided to execute another take-off and proceeded to Hyderabad, where it landed safely.

Although the plane miraculously escaped any incident, India's aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered an inquiry, reported NDTV. All passengers were reported to be safe. The crew of the plane has been grounded while the pilot, who is an expat, has now been suspended.

"On Monday, November 11, 2019, GoAir flight G8 811 from Nagpur to Bengaluru had carried out go around at Bengaluru and diverted to Hyderabad. All the passengers, crew and aircraft landed safely at Hyderabad," GoAir said in a statement. The airline further added, "This incident was reported immediately to the DGCA - the industry regulator. Pending the investigation by GoAir and the regulator, the flight crew have been kept off flying duty."

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