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Air India plane with 136 passengers lands on wrong runway at Male airport

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Guihiamliu Riamei | Updated on: 07 Sep 2018, 11:46:51 PM
Air India plane lands on wrong runway at Male airport (File photo)

New Delhi:

An Air India (AI) aircraft, carrying over 136 passengers, landed on a wrong runway in Maldives’ Male airport on Friday, according to an airline official.

The A320 plane with 136 passengers and crew on board was flying from Thiruvananthapuram to Male.

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“The aircraft VT EXL landed on an under-construction runway at Male,” a senior Air India official said.

The tyres of the plane were deflated and was towed away to the parking bay, the official said.

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An Air India spokesperson confirmed that the aircraft landed on a wrong runway at the airport but did not provide specific details.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 07 Sep 2018, 06:30:42 PM

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