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AI Express flight hits wall at Tiruchi airport, all passengers safe

Press Trust of India  |  Tiruchirappalli 

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

There were 133 passengers and crew members on-board the aircraft, which took off from the airport here and later landed at after four hours, they said.

The plane took off from the airport here around 1:20 am for Dubai, but was diverted to where it landed at 5:20 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. 10:50 IST