• Monday, August 08, 2022

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Damaged Air India Plane Risks 136 Lives As Pilots Continue to Fly for Three Hours

The plane, Air India IX 611, was carrying 130 passengers and six crew members when the incident took place at Southern Indian Trichy airport. (Photo: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

A Dubai-bound Air India plane carrying 136 people flew for 180 minutes with severe damage to its body after colliding with the airport perimeter wall on Friday (12). The two pilots of the plane were unaware of the damage to the 737 aircraft following the collision with the wall. The plane, Air India IX 611, was carrying 130 passengers and six crew members when the incident took place at Southern Indian Trichy airport soon after 01.30 AM IST on Friday. The plane was later diverted to Mumbai, where it landed safely at around 05.35 AM IST. Air India said in…

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