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President Ram Nath Kovind's Flight Delayed At Zurich, Air India Orders Inquiry

The President’s Departure From Switzerland To Slovenia Was Delayed For About Three Hours.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 16 Sep 2019, 03:05:29 PM
President Ram Nath Kovind is on a tour to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia that started on September 9 (Image: rashtrapatibhvn)

President Ram Nath Kovind is on a tour to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia that started on September 9 (Image: rashtrapatibhvn)

New Delhi:

Air India has ordered a “full inquiry” in the incident where President Ram Nath Kovind’s Air India One flight was delayed at Zurich on Sunday after the plane developed a technical snag, reported news agency ANI. The Boeing 747 aircraft was scheduled to fly the President from Zurich to Slovenia. The President’s departure from Switzerland to Slovenia was delayed for about three hours after the Air India Boeing plane suffered a technical snag, which was rectified later, according to a source.

Soon after the technical snag was detected, Air India kept a Boeing 777 plane on standby at London to fly to Zurich for Kovind, the source said. However, the glitch was set right at Zurich by Air India engineers and Kovind took off for Slovenia, the source added.

Kovind is on a tour to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia that started on September 9. Air India planes are used for ferrying VVIPs, including the President and the Prime Minister. 

(With Agency Inputs)

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First Published : 16 Sep 2019, 03:05:29 PM