Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bangkok-bound plane towed back due to tech snag

Chennai: A Bangkok-bound Thai Airlines flight with 268 passengers and nine crew members was towed back to the bay after the pilot stopped it on the runway due to a technical snag at the airport here on Wednesday.
Airport sources said when the flight came to the run way for the takeoff, the pilot noticed a technical snag.

The pilot immediately stopped the aircraft on the runway and it was later towed back to the bay.

Since the snag could not be rectified, the flight was cancelled and all the passengers were accommodated in various hotels. The aircraft would leave for Bangkok tomorrow morning.

Since the alert pilot noticed the snag in time, a major mishap was averted and the 277 passengers, including the crew had a providential escape, the sources said.
20/11/19 DT Next
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