Representational image: The Indian Express

An Air India Express flight from Abu Dhabi skidded off the taxiway when it landed at Kochi airport early on  Tuesday, PTI reported. The 102 passengers were safely evacuated along with six crew members, according to media reports.

“During heavy rains last night at about 2:40 am, while entering the bay from the taxiway at Kochi, our aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 skidded off the taxiway,” a Cochin International Airport spokesperson told PTI.

The plane’s nose-wheel collapsed. An internal  inquiry has been initiated.