Flight With 136 Persons Hits Wall Before Take-Off in India

Flight With 136 Persons Hits Wall Before Take-Off in India

Flight With 136 Persons Hits Wall Before Take-Off in India

A Dubai-bound Air India flight hit a compound wall at Tiruchirappalli International Airport early on Friday and was diverted to Mumbai, reported ANI. "It was made a decision to divert the aircraft to Mumbai as a precautionary measure". However, it was declared was declared fit for operations after inspection at Mumbai Airport. The badly damaged plane, later, diverted to Mumbai, which is around 690 miles away from the site of the accident.

Data from flight-tracking service FlightRadar24 shows that the aircraft flew most of the 1,111kms from Trichy to Mumbai at regular cruising altitude of 36,000 ft.

"The 130 passengers and six crew members on-board the aircraft were alighted safely". "Air India has constituted a sub-committee of the Board, headed by an Independent Director, for looking at all safety-related issues within the organisation, including subsidiaries", he said. The pilot in command reported that the aircraft systems were operating normally.

According to local residents residing near Tiruchy-Pudukkottai national highway, fortunately, when the aircraft crashed the compound wall, also very close to the National highway, there was no bus or lorry movement then; otherwise a major mishap could have taken place, the residents said.

Meanwhile, air traffic control officials could not contact the pilot as the signal went off. However, they were persuaded that there was nothing to worry and the flight proceeded, the officials said.

"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".

Overloading is among the reasons that officials have attributed to the aircraft clipping the perimeter wall on takeoff.

The incident has been reported to the aviation regulator and Air India says it is "cooperating with the investigation". The Minister said safety of passengers is of "paramount importance", adding that "growth can't be at the expeneof safety". We will take all that's required to put safety on top of aviation agenda.

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