A Kolkata-bound Air India flight was today forced to return to Indira Gandhi International airport here shortly after take-off due to a crack in the windshield of the Boeing 787 aircraft, an official said.
Delhi-Kolkata AI 020 took off from Delhi at 2.25 pm but returned to the airport due to a crack in its windshield, said an Air India official.
It was a double whammy for the passengers who could resume their journey only after a delay of over three hours as the replacement aircraft too developed a technical snag, according to the airline source.
The airline did not share the number of passengers who were onboard the two flights.
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