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Technical snag: AI plane returns to Delhi

Apr 28, 2007 at 09:37pm IST

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New Delhi: Air India planes continued to be plagued by technical problems as one of its flights to Toronto had to abort its journey due to a fault noticed mid-air on Saturday.

The pilot of AI-187 Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham-Toronto flight, that took off from New Delhi on Saturday morning, noticed the fault and decided not to operate the aircraft any further.

As a result, all passengers were offloaded at Amritsar and the aircraft returned to Delhi where it landed under emergency conditions at 16.33 hours, airport sources said.

FAILURE AGAIN: All passengers were offloaded at Amritsar and the aircraft returned to Delhi.

In a separate case, angry scenes were witnessed at the Mumbai airport after an Air India flight to Delhi left without taking some of the passengers.

Sources said it could be a case of over booking. The airline later brought the passengers left behind in another aircraft to Delhi.

A number of Air India planes had faced technical faults in recent past.

An Air India Boeing aircraft bound for Dubai had suffered a technical fault before take-off at the IGI Airport in New Delhi on April 21 while two Air India planes made emergency landings within a span of a few hours on April 9.


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