Air India Flight Hits Wall During Take-Off at Trichy

An Air India flight to Dubai hit the boundary wall of the airport while taking off with 136 passengers in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy late last night. All passengers and crew members who were on board are safe.

The flight IX-611 was diverted to Mumbai which took off at around 1.20 a.m.

The flight had landed safely in Mumbai. An alternative flight was arranged to take the passengers to Dubai.

The top portion of the airport boundary wall collapsed following the accident, airport official said.

Air India has taken the pilot and co-pilot off the roster and an internal investigation has begun.

Director General of Civil Aviation will probe the incident, a senior airport official said.