New Delhi: A Lucknow-bound Air India flight with 160 passengers onboard was forced to return to IGI airport here after being airborne for over an hour following cracks in the aircraft's windshield.
The Air India flight AI 411 took off from IGI airport for Lucknow around 7:15 AM. When the plane was airborne for some time, the pilot noticed cracks had developed in the windshield and decided to return.
The aircraft landed safely at 8:20 AM.
All passengers were deplaned and later flown to their destination in another aircraft, Air India said.
The aircraft is back into operation after necessary repairs.