On the 19th of September, a Spicejet Boeing 737 operating flight SG703 from Varanasi overran Runway 27 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India. The incident occurred during heavy rain at 21:57 local time (16:27 UTC).
The aircraft failed to stop before the end of the runway, and came to rest with all landing gear on the soft ground that surrounds the airport.
On the 17th of September, a Boeing 737 operating Royal Wings flight JO6888 suffered a runway excursion at Aqaba King Hussein Int’l Airport in Southern Jordan. The aircraft landed normally on Runway 01/19 at 08:25 local time (05:25 UTC) but veered off the paved surface and came to rest in the soft ground on the side of the runway.
Initial reports state that the aircraft failed to stop before the end of the runway, and overran into the soft ground.
On the 10th of September, an Antonov An-26B operated by Serve Air suffered substantial damage in a runway excursion at Goma Airport, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The aircraft had returned to Goma due to engine issues after takeoff.
Niki Lauda, the former owner of Austrian leisure airline Niki, has said that he has partnered up with the Thomas Cook Group and German airline Condor to make a bid for Niki, which currently is a subsidiary of the economically challenged Air Berlin.
American aircraft manufacturer Boeing and Malaysia Airlines have signed an agreement compromising orders for eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, achieved by the conversion of existing orders for 737 MAX aircraft, and an additional eight 737 MAXs purchase rights.
The deal also includes Boeing’s Fleet Care service to maintain the carrier’s current and future fleet of Boeing airplanes.