Air India Flight: Technical problem forces air turnback of AI Mumbai-NYK flight | India News

MUMBAI: An Air India flight from Mumbai to New York had an air flip again on Tuesday after the Boeing 777 plane developed a technical downside over two hours into the flight.
An air turnback entails an unplanned return to the airport the flight departed from. It’s a reportable incident.
Flight AI-1119 departed Mumbai round 2.20 am and about two and a half hours later was over the Iran airspace when the pilots of the 14-year outdated Boeing777 plane (VT-AEI) determined to divert to Mumbai.”The plane, fuelled for the 16 hour flight to New York would have carried out an over weight touchdown at Mumbai,” mentioned a senior pilot.
An Air India official mentioned that the flight air-returned on account of a minor technical challenge. “It landed safely again at Mumbai for precautionary checks within the curiosity of the security of passengers and crew,” the official mentioned including that hat passengers have been supplied resort lodging, alternate flight choices and taken care of. “Efforts are on to seek out an alternate plane to function this flight expeditiously,” the official mentioned.
Air India didn’t challenge a press release.
On June 06, Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco was diverted to Magadan, a port city in Siberia following a technical downside with the 13-year outdated Boeing 777 (VT-ALH) plane. The passengers have been stranded in Magadan for 2 days and flew out to San Francisco on June 08 after the airline despatched one other plane.
On Could 30, a technical glitch compelled pilots of the Boeing 777 (VT-ALM) plane working Air India Delhi-Vancouver flight to do an air turnback about two hours after take-off.
On August 04, the airline had an air flip again involving a Boeing 787 Dreamliner working a flight from Mumbai to London. The plane returned to Mumbai on account of a suspected technical glitch within the port-side engine. The plane, working flight AI-131, landed an hour after take-off. On the identical day, an IndiGo A320neo working a flight from Patna to Delhi had an air turnback after one in all its two engines reportedly shut down mid-flight.
Final 12 months, the Directorate Common of Civil Aviation had investigated two incidents involving Air India A320 air flip again. On Could 17, Air India flight AI-675 from Mumbai to Kolkata returned minutes after takeoff following a “cargo door warning’’. In an earlier incident an Air India flight from Bengaluru to Delhi returned to the departure airport following a warning on the Airbus plane’s `Digital Centralized Plane Monitor’ system, which displays and shows engine and plane system info to the pilots.

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