A technical snag forced a Kolkata-bound Air India flight, which took off from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Wednesday morning, to return to the aerodrome.
Air India’s Dreamliner B787-800 aircraft, which took off at 7.10 am, landed back safely at 8:50 am after the pilot found out some technical issues in the plane. All the passengers on board the plane were safe, PTI quoted sources as saying.
“The flight AI401 was scheduled to depart for Kolkata from New Delhi at 6.50 am but took off after a delay of 20 minutes. However, after it was airborne for almost 40 minutes, the pilot announced that the aircraft was returning to Delhi due to a technical snag,” the source said.
The Air India flight with 239 passengers on board, later took off at 10.20 am in another Dreamliner aircraft, a spokesperson of Air India said, according to PTI.