Air India flight hits electric pole while taxiing at Vijayawada airport
Air India Express plane hits electric pole while taxiing at Vijayawada airport; All passengers safe
64 passengers and six crew members on an Air India Express Flight had a lucky escape. The aircraft hit an electric pole while taxing on the runway at Vijayawada international airport at Gannavaram near the city. The aircraft carrying the passengers had arrived from Doha. Out of the 64, 19 were to disembark in Vijayawada while the rest were bound for Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu.
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Vijayawada airport director G. Madhusudhana Rao said, “While taxiing, the pilot took a wrong turn and hit an electric pole at 4.52 pm. All passengers and crew are safe. But the aircraft has suffered some damage and has been grounded. We have made arrangements for Vijayawada-bound passengers to reach their destinations. Also while an alternative flight is being arranged for those who were to fly onward to Tiruchirapalli.”
Andhra Pradesh: An Air India Express flight hits an electric pole while landing at Vijayawada International Airport in Gannavaram. “All 64 passengers on board the flight and the crew are safe,” says airport director G Madhusudan Rao. pic.twitter.com/yFaLMWlXHE
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An Air India spokesperson added that all the passengers are safe. The airline has ordered an investigation.