Air India flight hits wall at Trichy airport, gets diverted to Mumbai

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A Dubai-bound Air India flight hit the boundary wall during take off at the Trichy Airport in Tamil Nadu last night.

Airport officials later informed their counterparts in Dubai about the accident and also told them that there was no major damage to the aircraft and it was safe for it to land there. Following this, however, the flight was diverted to Mumbai where it landed safely. The First Officer Captain Anurag has an experience of about 3000 hours on the B 737.

Air India Express thereby issued a statement saying that an internal inquiry has been set up, the pilot and co-pilot have been de-rostered until the investigation is complete. "If not there, they should have landed in Bengaluru after Trichy airport officials contacted them".

According to the Indian news station NDTV, the Air India plane had been traveling down the runway at about 155 miles per hour when it struck a barrier wall on the airport's perimeter.

"The aircraft should not have been less than 100 feet when passing the antenna".

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"The 737s have powerful engines". The pilots reported all operations normal. "Someone is trying to give it different spin".

It is not known whether a technical snag or pilot error led to the incident, the officials here said. "No one suffered any injuries", Air India Express, the low-priced carrier owned by Air India, said in a statement. "The government is trying to get political mileage by claiming that India is the fastest growing aviation market which is growing in double digits".

Despite this, the aircraft flew towards Dubai and based on the information about the incident, the Air traffic Control (ATC) duty staff gave a note to Ariman (NOTAM) and also directed the pilot to come back for an emergency landing. The two pilots have been suspended pending investigation.

"Flight IX-611 took off from Trichy for Dubai around 1.30 am Friday".

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