During Take-Off, Air India Flight Hits Trichy Airport Wall With 136 On Board

During Take-Off, Air India Flight Hits Trichy Airport Wall With 136 On Board

During Take-Off, Air India Flight Hits Trichy Airport Wall With 136 On Board 

New Delhi: Last night, a Dubai-bound Air India flight hit the boundary wall of the airport in Tamil Nadu's Trichy. All the 136 passengers and crew members who were on board are safe.

After two of its wheels hit the wall at 1:19 am, the Air India Express flight was diverted to Mumbai, where it landed safely. The aircraft had some damages. Air India stated that, another flight has been arranged to take the passengers from Mumbai to Dubai.

An internal investigation has begun and the pilot and the co-pilot have been taken off the roster.

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Director General of Civil Aviation, the top aviation watchdog will investigate the incident, a senior airport official said. "Two wheels of the flight touched the top part of the boundary wall as the plane appears to have overshot the runway. We will soon replace the ILS (Instrumentation Landing System) antenna,"  the official told NDTV.

After the incident, the top portion of the airport boundary wall collapsed.

According to the officials, ] the flight's antenna too was damaged and its broken parts were found on the ground.

Another officer said, "We had reported this to the pilot. He had confirmed that everything was fine and hence the flight was diverted to Mumbai."

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