Kochi: A Bangalore-bound Air India flight
via Chennai from here today left nearly after a seven-hour
delay following a technical snag in the aircraft, airport
The IC-519 flight reported snag in its emergency light
after boarding passes were issued to as many as 105 passengers
and their luggages loaded on board the aircraft, they said.
The passengers were then deboarded and taken to
security hold area inside the airport.
Incidentally, Captain Dinakaran -- the commander of
the Airbus 320 -- had reported of fatigue before the original
The flight, which was scheduled to leave at 1425hrs,
finally left for Chennai at 2115 hours.
The same aircraft had also reported a technical snag
last night due to which it could not fly to Sharjah.
Two days ago, national aviation regulator DGCA had
asked airlines and non-scheduled operators to ensure
implementation of flight safety rules to the hilt, including
adequate rest to the crew before they fly.