An Air India Express flight which took off from Thiruvananthapuram for Sharjah, in the United States of Emirate, on Monday, September 13, morning with 170 passengers was forced to turn back shortly after taking off due to a technical glitch, an Air India Express (AIE) spokesperson said.
According to an official statement, the incident took place in the morning around 7 AM. The AIE spokesperson said the pilots noticed the technical glitch around half-an-hour after take-off and immediately decided to turn back to Thiruvananthapuram.
The plane, which also had a crew of six, landed safely at Thiruvananthapuram airport and another flight was arranged for the passengers, including five infants, to travel to Sharjah, an Air India Express (AIE) the reports added.
In a separate news report Last week, local groups on social media platforms groups were circulating some images from Thiruvananthapuram. Some people, including children and elderly citizens, were seen carrying huge luggage on their shoulders or trolleys, walking through a broken road, with strong waves of the sea on one side, and a huge compound wall on the other side. These were passengers and their families who were exiting or going to the Trivandrum International Airport.