Private jet skids off runway at India’s Mumbai airport, causing flight delays

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -A private jet with eight people aboard skidded off the runway at the airport in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, temporarily delaying inbound and outbound flights, an airport authority spokesperson said.

Three of those on board were injured, said Indian news agency ANI, in which Reuters has a minority stake. The jet, which had two crew members, was a VSR Ventures-owned Learjet 45 aircraft that was arriving in Mumbai from Visakhapatnam.

The cause of the incident was not immediately clear.

The incident caused delays to arriving and departing flights at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport before the runway was reopened for operations following safety checks, the spokesperson said.

(Reporting by Aditi Shah; writing by Blassy Boben; editing by Alison Williams and Mark Heinrich)