New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 24, 2020-Saturday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select Country
Select city
ADVERTISEMENT
Home / India News / Mumbai: Air India passengers wait 3 hrs in plane as tech snag delays flight

Mumbai: Air India passengers wait 3 hrs in plane as tech snag delays flight

An Air India spokesperson said the technical snag forced the airline to delay the departure of its Mumbai-Delhi flight on Saturday morning.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2017, 22:35 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
Air India aircraft photographed at the Mumbai International Airport.
Air India aircraft photographed at the Mumbai International Airport. (Mint File Photo)

As many as 282 passengers on board a Delhi-bound flight of Air India from here had a harrowing time on Saturday after they were made to sit in the aircraft for over three hours following a technical glitch in the Boeing 777 plane.

The flight, AI 809, which was scheduled to depart from the Chhtatrapati Shivaji International Airport here at 11.15am for New Delhi, took off at 2.34pm, after a delay of nearly three-and-a-half hours, a source said.

“During this period, all the passengers remained seated in the glitch-hit plane,” the source said.

When contacted, an Air India spokesperson said that the technical snag forced the airline to delay the departure of its Mumbai-Delhi flight on Saturday morning.

“Air India has ordered an inquiry to find out the glitch in the plane just before its departure,” an Air India spokesperson said.

He confirmed that there were 282 passengers on board.

Sign In to continue reading