A Dubai-bound Air India flight had a close shave when it hit the ATC compound wall at the Trichy airport on Thursday night.
The incident took place at a time when the plane was moving towards the runway with 130 passengers on board. It is reported that a part of the plane hit a wall which damaged its underbelly. After initial repairs, the plane took off for Mumbai at around 0120 hours where it was made to land on priority and complete repair was undertaken.
The plane eventually took off for Dubai and completed an uneventful journey from hereon. It is reported that there was no injury of any kind in the incident.
Meanwhile, the pilot and the co-pilot have been de-rostered pending completion of the investigation. Air India has informed DGCA about the incident.
ANI additions: It was not the same plane that took off from Mumbai for Dubai. The passengers deboarded and were put on another plane for journey to Dubai.