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Dubai-bound Air India flight hits wall while taking off at Trichy airport

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Chennai: A major incident was averted after a Dubai-bound Air India flight with 136 passengers on board hit the boundary wall of the airport in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy.

The passengers and crew members who were on board are safe when the Air India Express flight was diverted to Mumbai after two of its wheels hit the wall at 1:19 am. The flight has landed safely in Mumbai. Another flight has been arranged to take the passengers from Mumbai to Dubai, Air India said.

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According to reports, the pilot and the co-pilot have been taken off the roster, and an internal probe has begun.

The top portion of the boundary wall collapsed following the accident.

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