Air India Express flight brushes against wall at Tiruchi airport, all passengers safe

Tiruchirappalli: Passengers of a Dubai-bound Air India Express flight escaped unhurt after the aircraft hit a wall Friday, officials said. There were 133 passengers and crew members on-board the aircraft, which took off from the airport here and later landed at Mumbai after four hours, they said.

The plane took off from the airport here around 1:20 am for Dubai, but was diverted to Mumbai where it landed at 5:20 am, airline officials said. The engineering team is assessing the damages, they said, adding that a ferry flight was sent from Kochi to fly the passengers stranded in Mumbai to their destination.   The aircraft’s wheels had hit the wall, officials here said.

It is not known whether a technical snag or pilot error led to the incident, the officials here said. Tamil Nadu Minister Vellamandi Natrajan visited the spot and inspected the damages to the wall at the airport, adjacent to a state highway.


 
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 Trichy- Dubai Air India flight with 136 passengers on board hit the ATC compound wall at Trichy Airport yesterday and was diverted to Mumbai. The flight had got damaged under the belly, was declared fit for operations after inspection at Mumbai Airport.

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 After the incident internal inquiry has been set up,pilot&co-pilot derostered till investigation is done. About incident AI express informed DGCA about it. All passengers were landed safely at Mumbai airport & another aircraft from Mumbai to Dubai was arranged: Air India Express

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Trichy- Dubai Air India flight with 136 passengers on board hit the ATC compound wall at Trichy Airport yesterday and was diverted to Mumbai. The flight had got damaged under the belly, was declared fit for operations after inspection at Mumbai Airport.

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