Air India flight taking off hits wall in Trichy, lands safely in Mumbai

Chennai, Oct 12  The wheels of an Air India Express flight to Dubai from Tiruchirappalli or Trichy in Tamil Nadu hit the airport’s compound wall while taking off with 130 passengers on Friday.

The flight which took off at around 1.20 a.m., was then diverted to Mumbai where it landed safely.

While the damage to the Boeing B737-800 airplane’s wheels is not known, a portion of the compound wall has been damaged.

Officials at the airport police station told IANS that the compound wall was around five feet.

On hearing about the incident Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister N. Natarajan visited the airport and inspected the damage.

Trichy is about 350 km from here.