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Mangaluru: Mishap averted as plane aborts takeoff at last minute

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January 11, 2018 19:08

An accident was averted at the Mangaluru Airport on Thursday after the Air Traffic Control spotted an empty tractor on the runway when a Jet Airways flight was about to take off.

According to ATC sources, "An empty tractor was parked for cutting grass at the end of the runway when the Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was about to take off. Following, which the take-off was suspended."

After spotting the tractor, which was deployed for cutting grass, the ATC officials immediately suspended the flight's take-off.

All the passengers and crew were reported to be safe.  -- ANI

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