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Visakhapatnam: AI flight develops snag; returns to airport

Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 12:57

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
repair works.

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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 12:57
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