Chennai, Oct 12: The wheels of an Air India Express flight to Dubai from Tiruchirappalli or Trichy in Tamil Nadu hit the airport’s compound wall while taking off with 136 passengers on Friday.
The flight which took off at around 1.20 a.m., was then diverted to Mumbai where it landed safely.
After the incident internal inquiry has been set up,pilot&co-pilot derostered till investigation is done. About incident AI express informed DGCA about it. All passengers were landed safely at Mumbai airport & another aircraft from Mumbai to Dubai was arranged: Air India Express https://t.co/wNsX6Oz2Rb
— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2018
The incident took place at a time when the plane was moving towards the runway.
While the damage to the Boeing B737-800 airplane’s wheels is not known, a portion of the compound wall has been damaged.
Officials at the airport police station told news agency IANS that the compound wall was around five feet.
On hearing about the incident Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister N. Natarajan visited the airport and inspected the damage.
Trichy is about 350 km from here.