Air India flight hits compound wall at Trichy airport

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However, it was declared was declared fit for operations after inspection at Mumbai Airport.

The flight later safely landed at the Mumbai airport at around 5.39 am where fire brigade and other departments were put on standby. No one was injured during the incident.

SALT LAKE CITY ― A flight going from Trichy, India, to Dubai was diverted to Mumbai after flying three hours in an aircraft that had received extensive damage during take off, according to CNN.

Pictures show a deep gash on the plane, and a space in the airport wall.

In a shocking news, a flight from Trichy which was Dubai bound hit the Air Traffic Control tower in addition to hitting the compound wall when it was taking off. As per the Mumbai airport ATC's instruction, the aircraft, which was nearing Muscat, came to Mumbai and had an emergency landing at Mumbai Airport, he added.

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The matter was conveyed to the pilot in command. "The pilots reported that the aircraft systems were operating normally and made a decision to continue with the flight", said a source. Post landing, the aircraft undercarriage was found to be covered with the green wire mesh installed on top of the perimeter wall.

The pilots - who had a combined flying experience of 6,600 hours on a Boeing 737 - reported that their aircraft systems were operating normally.

The passengers were then told that the plane could land in Mumbai and the permission for it had been obtained. A regular "safety compliance report" of all airlines will also be prepared by Government aviation agencies. "All 130 passengers and six crew members on board the aircraft were alighted safely. Safety of passengers is of paramount importance for us", the Minister said.

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said he wants a third-party professional organization to investigate safety protocols at Air India, saying "growth can't be at the expense of safety".

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