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AI Express aircraft hits wall at Trichy airport, all passengers safe

Press Trust of India  |  Tiruchirappalli 

Passengers of a Dubai-bound flight escaped unhurt after their aircraft hit a wall at the airport here in the early hours of Friday, officials said.

There were 136 passengers and crew members on-board the aircraft, which took off from here and later landed at after four hours, they said.

The plane took off from the airport here around 1:30 am for Dubai, but was diverted to where it landed at 5:35 am, airline officials said.

The engineering team is assessing the damages, they said, adding that a ferry flight was sent from Kochi to fly the passengers stranded in to their destination.

The aircraft's wheels had hit the wall, officials here said.

It is not known whether a technical snag or pilot error led to the incident, the officials here said.

Tamil visited the spot and inspected the damages to the wall, adjacent to a state highway.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 12:57 IST
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