An Air India Express flight makes emergency landing at Thiruvananthapuram airport, in Kerala due to a crack in the windshield.
After taking off from here at around 7.52 am, less than an hour into the flight, the pilots noticed the crack in the windshield of the airplane.
This prompted them to turn back to Thiruvananthapuram for an emergency landing.
Flight to Saudi Arabia makes emergency landing
An Air India Express Flight from here to Saudi Arabia had to make an emergency landing at Thiruvananthapuram international airport on Saturday (July 31, 2021).
This happened after a crack in the windshield of the aircraft was detected, an airport official said.
However, the plane had no passengers, due to the COVID- 19 restrictions on international travel to certain destinations, and was only carrying cargo and a crew of eight.
- All the crew members, including the pilots, are safe, C V Ravindran, the Director of Thiruvananthapuram Airport, told PTI.
Windshield crack & Emergency Landing
He also said that had the crack been detected in the pre-flight check, the plane would not have taken off.
And, therefore, it must have happened during take-off or while cruising.
The flight was going to return from Damman in Saudi Arabia with Indian passengers as part of the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, he added.
Information Source: The business standards
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