A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Air India returned to Bangkok in Thailand after receiving a “slats failing” warning from the aircraft’s system on Tuesday, shortly after the takeoff, according to reports.
Air India flight “slats failure”
The aircraft, which was flying flight AI333 back to Delhi, had actually descended to about 6,000 feet after taking off at 1.28 pm local time, or an hour later than expected.
The pilots made the decision to turn the jet around and head back to Bangkok after noticing a slat failing with caution. The maintenance staff in Bangkok examined the aircraft before releasing it to depart for Delhi. It departed at 5.03 p.m. local time and is scheduled to arrive in Delhi at 7.25 p.m. IST, according to one source.
A spokesperson for Air India declined to comment. Investigations into the incident are being conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Repeated technical issues
With its Dreamliner aircraft, the airline corporation has actually just just run into another technical snag. A 787 aircraft travelling from Dubai to Kochi last month experienced cabin depressurization. There were about 260 people on board. When the issue occurred, the aircraft was cruising at 37,000 feet, and numerous passengers were getting nosebleeds as oxygen masks were loosened.
The warning signal in the incident on Tuesday related to the airplane’s slats. Slats are extendable, high lift equipment on the leading side of various fixed-wing aircraft’s wings, according to Skybrary. Their goal is to increase lift during low-speed operations like launch, first climb, technique, and touchdown.
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