AI pilot abandons take-off after engine snag
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.