Runway 34 Movie Based on a true incident, Runway 34 movie is inspired by the true story of Jet Airways Doha-Kochi flight. This incident took place on 18 August 2015, when the airplane takes off from Doha to Kochi, then due to bad weather, the plane has to face difficulties in landing, it is shown in this movie. This incident happened on 18 August 2015.
Jet Airways flight 9W 555 arrived over Kochi at 5.45 am from Doha, the capital of Qatar. It was a Boeing 737-800. Visibility for the plane’s landing was poor due to haze created by heavy rain during the previous night. After halting for about half an hour, the pilot decided to divert the aircraft towards Trivandrum.
However, the visibility in Trivandrum was also less than that required for the landing. The brave pilots declared “May Day” and managed to land the plane ‘indiscriminately’ on the seventh attempt. Officials said if the pilots had taken another round, the plane would have crashed due to lack of fuel. Hence, the incident became one of the most serious security incidents at any Indian airport.