Monday, October 16, 2006

Indian flight crash-lands in Muscat

New Delhi: A Mumbai-bound Air India flight from Jeddah made a crash-landing in Muscat after developing mid-air turbulence.
Eight passengers aboard the AI-865 Mumbai-Hyderabad-Jeddah plane reportedly suffered injuries, but seven of them were discharged after being administered first aid.
However, one of the passengers is still admitted in Kandra Hospital in Jeddah.
The flight had taken off from the Jeddah Airport at 0000 hrs (IST) for Hyderabad, Air India officials said.
This is the second such instance involving an Air India plane in the last week.
On last Thursday Air India’s plane, Boeing 747-400, with 434 passengers on board was grounded after 20 minutes of its taking off from the Heathrow Airport, after it reported a bird hit.
16/10/06 CNN-IBN
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