AI flight returns to bay after minor damage to rear tyre

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 05:53 hrs
Air India's newly acquired Airbus A321 is on display at the tarmac of Mumbai airport

Chennai: A Maldives-bound Air India flight with 43 passengers on board returned to the bay here just before take off today after the pilot noticed minor damage to the rear tyre.

The flight was set to take off at 6.40 am to Thiruvananthapuram, from where it was to proceed to Maldives, airport sources said.

All passengers are safe, they said, adding arrangements have been made to take them to their onward destination by another aircraft.

Meanwhile, the arrival of a British Airways flight from London was delayed by three hours, they said.

However, the reason for the delay was not stated.

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