Air India, which the group had taken control of in January after winning the bid to acquire the national carrier for Rs 18,000 crore in October last year, has set up a team.
Passengers on board were unhappy over the lack of information provided. Flyer Rudrani tweeted: “I5 1576 was diverted back to Bengaluru from Hyd on the pretext of refuelling.
An inspection by the airline later revealed that the aircraft had encountered a lightning strike.
Benjamin Daniel Hughes told airport police that the bullet belonged to his .30-30 cowboy gun which he used for hunting. He added that he had no clue the bullet was inside his bag.
AirAsia India is a joint venture between TSPL and Air India Investment Limited (AAIL), with TSPL presently holding 83.67 per cent and AAIL owning a 16.33 per cent stake.
Tata Sons owns 83.67% stake in AirAsia India and the remaining stake is with AirAsia Investment Ltd (AAIL), which is part of Malaysia’s AirAsia Group.
Flight No I5 2472 took off at 6.20 am from Bengaluru. Taimur Ali Khan, a native of Medinipur in West Bengal, had reportedly told the crew during the journey that he was unwell.
Medical emergency mid-air forces diversion of Bengaluru-Kolkata AirAsia India flight; passenger dies
Taimur Ali Khan, in his early thirties, was a native of Medinipur in West Bengal and told the crew mid-way during the flight that he was unwell.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman wanted to return to Kolkata and hence pulled off this ploy.
Some passengers on an AirAsia India flight got into an altercation with airline staff over deplaning them after the flight was delayed by over four hours, a passenger claimed.
The domestic carrier said that allegations regarding indirect foreign control in violation for norms were fully investigated by the Director General of Civil Aviation.
The CBI has registered a case against AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, Venkataramanan and other officials for allegedly trying to manipulate government policies to get international licence.
CBI accuses the airline, some of its employees and third parties of violating foreign direct investment rules while obtaining its licence to fly, and of bribing government officials.
It lobbied to flout 5/20 rule, which says a carrier should have five years experience in running domestic operations and a fleet size of 20 aircraft for it to apply for permit to fly international.
AirAsia stocks fell as much as 10 percent from their last traded price last Tuesday before a four-day market holiday, but recovered some losses by midday Monday.
The airline which began operations in June 2014, said, Abrol had expressed his desire to return to Malaysia to be closer to his family.