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Mangaluru: Mishap averted as plane aborts takeoff at last minute

ANI  |  Mangaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

An accident was averted at the on Thursday after the (ATC) spotted an empty tractor on the runway when a flight was about to take off.

According to sources, "an empty tractor was parked for cutting grass at the end of the runway when the Mumbai-bound 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.

Meanwhile, all the passengers and crew were reported to be safe.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 18:00 IST