Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tech glitch grounds Air India flight at Chennai, 250 Delhi-bound passengers stranded

Chennai: More than 250 New Delhi-bound passengers from Chennai were stranded for nearly nine hours after the AI043 aircraft was grounded after developing technical glitches.

The ordeal for passengers, some of them bound for international destinations, started when their flight, scheduled to depart at 9.10 pm on Wednesday, could not be refuelled.

"We  tried till 1 pm to rectify the trouble. But after that the  officials gave up and the flight was grounded," said an Air India spokesperson.

After the flight got grounded, Air India officials made alternative arrangements for the passengers. A total of 150 passengers were provided with alternative flights to Delhi in the morning. "The were booked on flight AI440, which departed at 6 am and by AI443 which departed at 8.56 am," said the spokesperson.
13/07/17 New Indian Express