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Muscat-bound AIE flight with 105 passengers onboard makes an emergency landing at Thiruvananthapuram airport after technical snag

Air India flight returned to Kerala airport after take off due to technical snag

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Thiruvananthapuram: Air India flights have been in news for the past few days, sometimes due to strange behavior of passengers and sometimes due to technical fault. An international flight had to turn back after takeoff due to a technical snag in an Air India Express. This flight took off from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, for Muscat, Oman on Monday morning with passengers bound for Muscat. Due to a technical glitch shortly after takeoff, the pilot returned the flight to the Kerala airport.

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Air India Express flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Muscat, Oman, on Monday morning, experienced a technical glitch in the on-board computer system following which the freelight returned after take-off. The air flight, IX 549, had taken off from Thiruvananthapuram airport at 8.30 am on Monday and returned to the international airport in Kerala at 9.17 am when the pilot noticed a technical snag after take-off.

“All 105 passengers and the cabin crew are safe,” an Air India Express spokesperson said. He said that the airline is attempting to arrange another flight for the passengers, and it’s expected to take off from here at 1 PM.

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