Thursday, April 20, 2017

Air India flight grounded due to hydraulic failure

New Delhi: An Air India flight with around 300 passengers on board was grounded here today before its departure for New York due to hydraulic failure in one of the aircraft engines.

The flight finally took off at little past 7 PM after a delay of more than 17 hours, an Air India spokesperson said.

The Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft had to be grounded due a hydraulic failure in one of the aircraft engines, the spokesperson said.

Air India flight AI 101 (New Delhi-New York) was scheduled to depart from the Indira Gandhi International airport here at 1.40 AM.

"All passengers had boarded the aircraft and it was ready for departure when problem in the engine was detected," said a stranded flyer.
19/04/17 PTI/Economic Times