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AI pilot abandons take-off after engine snag

Last Updated: Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 13:45

Lucknow: The pilot of a New-Delhi-bound Air India (AI) flight abandoned its take-off at the Lucknow airport on Saturday after the plane developed some technical problems, an official said.

"The take-off was abandoned after some engine problem developed in the Air India flight," Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport (Amausi) director Atul Dixit told a news agency by telephone.

"I want to clarify that there was no tyre burst as it is being reported by a few mediapersons. The problem (engine) was noticed even before the plane could take-off from the Lucknow airpot," he added.
According to officials, all the 137 passengers aboard flight IC-412 are safe.

A team of engineers is attending to the fault in the plane`s engine.

However, there was no official statement released by Air India.


First Published: Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 13:45
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