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Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns after pilot found Covid-19 positive

"The flight was immediately asked to return. It came back to Delhi at around 12.30 pm on Saturday," the officials said

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The crew has been quarantined. Another plane would be sent to Moscow to bring back the stranded Indians, according to the officials.

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow was asked to return midway on Saturday after its ground team realised that one of the pilots onboard the plane tested positive for coronavirus, officials in the airline and aviation regulator DGCA told PTI.

The Airbus A320 plane departed around 7.15 AM for Moscow to bring back a group of stranded Indians under the Vande Bharat evacuation mission and it was back in Delhi by 12.30 PM following orders from the authorities, they said.

Two senior bureaucrats confirmed that there was a "lapse" on the part of officials responsible to scrutinise the coronavirus test

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First Published: May 30 2020 | 3:55 PM IST

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