Air India plane with 136 passengers lands on wrong runway at Male airport

07 September 2018, 11:46 PM
Air India plane lands on wrong runway at Male airport (File photo)
Air India plane lands on wrong runway at Male airport (File photo)

An Air India (AI) aircraft, carrying over 136 passengers, landed on a wrong runway in Maldives’ Male airport on Friday, according to an airline official.

The A320 plane with 136 passengers and crew on board was flying from Thiruvananthapuram to Male.

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“The aircraft VT EXL landed on an under-construction runway at Male,” a senior Air India official said.

The tyres of the plane were deflated and was towed away to the parking bay, the official said.

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An Air India spokesperson confirmed that the aircraft landed on a wrong runway at the airport but did not provide specific details.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Friday, September 07, 2018 06:26 PM

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