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Glitch forces Air India aircraft to return to city

A technical glitch forced an Air India flight bound for Delhi carrying 131 passengers and six crew to return to Chennai airport 21 minutes after take-off.

Published: 21st June 2018 04:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2018 04:07 AM   |  A+A-

An Air India aircraft takes off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad. (File | Reuters)

Air India flight (File photo | Reuters)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A technical glitch forced an Air India flight bound for Delhi carrying 131 passengers and six crew to return to Chennai airport 21 minutes after take-off.

Air Traffic Management General Manager Pradeep Kandoth and airport Director G Chandramouli told Express that there was no report of bird hit and the flight was forced to land after take-off due to a technical glitch in one of the engines. “It was one of the engines that failed forcing the aircraft to land in Chennai within a span of 20 minutes. The pilot did not mention of bird-hit,” the officials said.

An Air India spokesman told Express that as soon as the flight took off around 6.47am, the pilot noticed a technical glitch.

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