Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Air India Delhi-Frankfurt flight has cabin decompression after take off, returns safely to Delhi

New Delhi: An Air India Dreamliner suffered cabin decompression soon after taking off from Delhi on Wednesday afternoon for Frankfurt. The Boeing 787 took off as AI 121 at 1.54 pm and during climb at about 21,900 feet, the aircraft’s (VT-ANU) cabin pressurization system developed a snag. The overhead oxygen masks dropped and the aircraft returned to land at Delhi safely at 3.33 pm.
In a statement, AI said: "AI121 operating from Delhi to Frankfurt Wednesday faced an issue of decompression and keeping safety of the 220 passengers in mind, the flight had returned to Delhi. No passenger has suffered any injury. The flight will now operate with a change of aircraft at 6 am on Thursday from Delhi. All passengers are safe and are being extended all assistance at Delhi. AI is committed to maintaining highest standards of passenger comfort and safety."
There were no reports of passengers suffering injuries on the flight.
06/03/19 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India