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An Air India Express plane.

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Dubai-bound Air India Express flight diverted after hitting wall

 

DUBAI – An Air India Express flight to Dubai narrowly missed disaster on Friday after the plane’s wheels hit the outer wall of the airport in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.

Officials said flight IX-611 took off at around 1:20am and made an emergency landing at around 5:40am in Mumbai.

All 130 passengers and six crew members are safe, officials said. A portion of the compound wall at Tiruchirappalli Airport was damaged, airport officials said.

Air Indian Express said that the aircraft was diverted to Mumbai as a precautionary measure.

The flight’s captain and co-pilot have been taken off duty pending an investigation. GAD/Expat Media

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