An Air India flight to Dubai crashed into the border wall during the takeoff at Trichy airport in Tamil Nadu last night.
The incident occurred around 1.30 am when a wheel of Flight IX 611 of Air India hit the locator, also called a safety wall, on the runway just before taking off. The plane had 136 passengers and six crew members on board.
The Air India Express flight was diverted to Mumbai, where it was discovered that the plane had suffered extensive damage. The pilots have been punished by an investigation.
Right after the incident, the plane lost the connection with air traffic control (ATC). The communication was revived after a few minutes with ATC Mangalore, who asked the pilots for an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport.
The flight later landed safely at the Mumbai airport around 5.39am, where the fire brigade and other departments were put on hold.
An alternative flight was arranged to take passengers to Dubai.
“The pilot in command was Captain D. Ganesh Babu, who has a flight experience on the B 737 plane of 3600 hours, including 500 hours as commander.” The first officer was Captain Anurag, who has an experience of approximately 3000 hours on B 737, “his statement said.
“In order to have continuous attention to air safety, I have also ordered concerned officials to implement a regular” safety compliance report “from all airlines, and passenger safety is of paramount importance to us. everything that is necessary to put security on the aviation agenda, growth can not be at the expense of security, “the minister wrote.