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Air India Express safety woes linger as jet makes emergency landing

No one was hurt and the aircraft flew to Damman in the evening after inspection and necessary maintenance

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Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing a suspected tail strike incident involving a Dammam (Saudi Arabia)-bound Air India Express Boeing 737 aircraft on Friday.

The aircraft — with 168 passengers — made an emergency landing at Thiruvananthapuram, two hours after its departure from Kozhikode.

No one was hurt and the aircraft flew to Damman in the evening after inspection and necessary maintenance. Pilots operating in the Kozhikode-Dammam flight have been derostered.

“We are looking into the incident,” a senior DGCA official said.

This is the fourth air safety incident involving Air India Express aircraft in a month.

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First Published: Feb 24 2023 | 9:38 PM IST

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