Visakhapatnam: In the second such
incident in three days, a Chennai-bound Air India flight with
26 passengers onboard returned here after developing a
technical fault, minutes after take off this morning.
Airport officials said the plane took off at 0845 am
but soon returned to the airport. The airline`s technical
staff, which came from Delhi, fixed the problem and undertook
The plane will now leave for its destination at 3 pm
and till then passengers have been accommodated in local
hotels, the officials added.
On October 15, a Chennai-bound Air India flight via
Visakhapatnam, with 162 passengers onboard, had landed under
emergency conditions due to technical fault 20 minutes after
it took off from here.