Saturday, November 02, 2019

Flight delayed at SVPI following tow-bar failure

Ahmedabad: An aircraft that suffered a bird-hit on Thursday morning, caused a delay in the departure of a Mumbai-bound flight from Ahmedabad airport on Friday morning. Sources at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport confirmed that passengers aboard the Mumbai-bound flight, SG-636, operated by lowcost carrier, SpiceJet, were made to wait in the aircraft early on Friday. The cause of the delay was an aircraft that was under repair for the past day.
Early on Thursday morning, Air India flight AI-018, scheduled to depart from Ahmedabad for Delhi at 7.10am, returned to the city airport10-minutes after take-off.
“It had suffered a bird-hit while airborne and was forced to return to Ahmedabad airport soon after take-off.
The engine blades of the aircraft – an Airbus A321 – were damaged. Alternative travel and accommodation arrangements were made for passengers depending on their preference,” a source in the airline said.
The said aircraft, Air India’s A321, was not cleared for take-off till the next morning.
“Around 5.30am on Friday, after certain engine tests, the aircraft was being towed via the taxiway to a parking bay.
The tow-bar boltconnecting the towing vehicle to the aircraft broke, leaving the aircraft in the middle of the taxiway. At this time, SpiceJet’s Boeing 738 aircraft (SG-636) was scheduled to take-off and had been following the A321 on the taxiway.
02/11/19 Niyati Parikh/Times of India
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