Air India Hits Wall On Takeoff


An Air India Boeing 737 hit an airport wall while taking off from Trichy Airport on Friday with 130 passengers and six crew members on board. The Boeing 737-800 taxied to the runway safely and took off at approximately 1:20 am.

About four hours after departing, the crew made the decision to make an emergency landing in Mumbai (BOM)because they had discovered that the aircraft had clipped a wall as it was taking off.

According to a statement from Air India, airport officials observed that the aircraft “might have come in contact with the airport perimeter wall. It was decided to divert the aircraft to Mumbai as a precautionary measure”.

I would be deeply concerned about flying on an airline that it takes 4 hours to discover that it crashed into a wall!

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