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WATCH: Man spotted loitering on Mumbai Airport runway, arrested

26-yr-old Sion resident has a narrow escape, thanks to pilots of Bengaluru-bound SpiceJet flight who quickly killed engine and informed CISF to tackle situation

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Mumbai: In a major security breach at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, a man was seen loitering on the runway on Thursday afternoon.

The man, reportedly of ‘unsound mind’ was spotted by Anand Bharali, the pilot of Bengaluru-bound SpiceJet flight-SG634, attempting to touch the airplane on runway-27. On sensing danger, Bharali quickly killed the engine and informed the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to take the situation under control.

The man was identified as a 26-year-old from Sion area of Mumbai who is said to be of an “unsound mind”. He jumped the wall from the south side of the Mumbai airport and entered the runway according to initial reports, and was later detained from the runway by the security personals of the airport.

Many prominent leaders and public figures took to social media questioning the security personnel and the airport authorities and they also lauded the quick thinking of the pilots of the airplane. Also, both the directorate general of civil aviation and CISF have been asked to conduct a probe over the incident.