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Mumbai-Calicut Air India flight returns to bay after push back, gets delayed by 3 hours

New Delhi: An Air India flight from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Calicut was delayed by over three hours on Sunday due to a technical glitch. An Air India spokesperson said in a statement that there were 114 passengers on board when it returned to the Gulf after the push back.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: An Air India flight from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Calicut was delayed by over three hours on Sunday due to a technical glitch. An Air India spokesperson said in a statement that there were 114 passengers on board when it returned to the Gulf after the push back.

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Air India spokesperson said, Air India 581, operating on Mumbai-Calicut sector, came back at 6.25 am on November 20 after a pushback at 6.13 am owing to a technical issue. After engineering checks, the flight is now ready for take-off.

The aircraft returned to the bay after the push back. Thorough engineering checks were carried out before the aircraft was cleared for operations again, the airline stated.

The airline added, Thorough engineering checks were carried out before the aircraft was cleared for operations again, it stated. The flight finally took off for its destination Calicut at 9.50 am.

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