Tata-owned Air India Mumbai-Calicut flight returned to the Mumbai airport soon after take-off and was delayed by 3 hours due to a technical snag, reports agencies.
The Indian aviation sector has been going through turbulent times as aircraft technical problems are increasing daily. Today, a similar incident happened as a Calicut-bound Air India flight from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai was postponed by more than 3 hours on Sunday (November 20) after a “technical issue”, Air India said.
Air India flight from Mumbai Airport
There were 114 passengers on board the aircraft when it went back to the Mumbai airport after the pushback, an Air India spokesperson mentioned in a report. Air India flight AI 581, working on the Mumbai-Calicut sector, retune at 6:25 am after the pushback at 6:13 am owing to a “technical problem”, the airline stated.
- It said that thorough engineering checks were carried out before the aircraft was cleared for operations again. The airline said that the flight finally took off for its destination Calicut at 9:50 am.
News reporters took to Twitter to share the news. “Air India flight 581, operating on the Mumbai Calicut sector, came back at 6.25 am after pushback at 6.13 am owing to a technical problem. After engineering checks, the flight is now ready for take-off: Air India spox,” read the tweet.
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Air India flight 581, operating in the Mumbai Calicut sector, came back at 6.25 am after pushback at 6.13 am owing to a technical problem. After engineering checks, the flight is now ready for take-off
However, this is not the 1st time such a long delay has happened. A few months ago, A 3-an hour delay in Air India’s Delhi-London flight taking off caused chaos among the passengers.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The passengers complained that the flight delay was caused by issues with seat allocation some seats were not “working”. However, the airlines stated that the delay was because of the previous day’s bad climate.
After the incident, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) got involved in giving a warning for the airlines not to sell unserviceable seats to passengers
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