Co-Pilot’s Condition Critical After A Private Jet Splits In Two At Mumbai Airport; Details Here

by Tejashee Kashyap
Co-Pilot’s Condition Critical After A Private Jet Splits In Two At Mumbai Airport; Details Here

When a private aircraft veers off the runway, it can be a distressing experience for passengers and crew alike.  In a recent accident, an eight-person private jet that was leaving Mumbai Airport unfortunately veered off the runway. Although the eight people onboard were reported to be stable, except the pilots who sustained injuries.

Pilots Face Critical Injuries

All eight members of the private jet, with the exception of co-pilot Neil Diwan were said to be in stable condition on Saturday. According to Hindustan Times, Diwan was taken in for urgent surgery at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital this morning after suffering significant injuries. His wounds include a shattered sternum and spinal damage.

According to the officials, Captain Sunil Kanjarbhat, the 46-year-old pilot, had many abrasions along with injuries to the chest wall, spine, and a scalp hematoma. His ultrasound revealed a little fluid buildup in his heart, and a chest scan revealed bleeding in the chest region. He also has an L1 wedge compression fracture, and a CT scan of the brain revealed axonal damage.

However, passengers of different age groups on board sustained injuries. The official also added that the aircraft needed to be removed with the aid of a crippled aircraft recovery kit because it had sustained significant damage after straying off the runway.

According to an article by Hindustan Times, the passengers were rushed to Andheri’s Criticare Asia Hospital and were admitted there. The individuals had minor injuries, according to the medical professionals who were treating them, but they were all in shock.

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How Did The Private Jet Accident Happen?

The aircraft was carrying six passengers and two crew members, flying from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai. The VSR Aviation Learjet 45 VT-DBL went off the runway while it was making its taxiway because of the heavy rain in the city. Images making the rounds on social media, particularly WhatsApp, show that the jet split in two and caught fire.

According to a CSMIA spokesperson, Curly Tales was told on September 15 that the Learjet 45 operated by M/s VSR Ventures, registration number VT-DBL, which was travelling from Vizag to Mumbai with six passengers and two crew members on board, swerved off the runway at Mumbai International Airport on September 14. The airside team from CSMIA was on the ground to help with the on-site clearance.

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