Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

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

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Deanna Wagner | 12 October, 2018, 13:03

A passenger plane travelling from the south Indian city of Trichy to Dubai sustained damage after hitting the airport wall during take off. It added that all passengers landed safely in Mumbai, and that another aircraft was arranged to take them to Dubai. The crew, however, made a decision to divert the Boeing 737 aircraft to Mumbai. NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile.

The pilot in command reported that aircraft systems were operating normally, however, diverting the flight to Mumbai was a precautionary measure. "No one suffered any injuries", according to the Air India Express statement.

The flight later safely landed at the Mumbai airport at around 5.39 am where fire brigade and other departments were put on standby. However, they were asked to divert to Mumbai anyway as a precaution, NDTV reported. The 130 passengers and 6 crew members are safe and the IX 611 flight made an emergency landing at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

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"The pilot in command, Captain D Ganesh Babu, has a flying experience on the B737 aircraft of 3,600 hours, including about 500 hours as commander".

Tamil Nadu Minister Vellamandi Natrajan visited the spot and inspected the damages to the wall, adjacent to a state highway.

The incident has been reported to the aviation regulator and Air India says it is "cooperating with the investigation". The First Officer was Capt. Anurag who has an experience of about 3000 hours on the B 737.