Technical Glitch Forces Air India Express Flight To Make Emergency Landing In Tiruchirappalli

An Air India Express flight, on its way to Bengaluru, was compelled to make an emergency landing in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, due to a technical malfunction mid-air. The airline confirmed that all 137 passengers on board were safely evacuated.

What Happened: As per media reports on Saturday, the flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Bengaluru was rerouted to Tiruchirappalli due to a technical snag. An Air India Express spokesperson said, “A replacement aircraft is being organised to operate the flight to Bengaluru.” The spokesperson also apologised for the disruption in the passengers’ travel plans.

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This event follows closely on the heels of two other incidents involving Air India flights. On Thursday, a Delhi-bound Air India flight collided with a luggage tractor at Pune Airport, causing significant damage to the aircraft. The flight was subsequently cancelled, leaving around 200 passengers stranded at the airport for about six hours. Air India refunded the full fares and offered free rescheduling to the affected passengers. This was followed by an emergency landing at Delhi’s IGI Airport on Friday due to a suspected AC fire on an Air India flight.

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