New Delhi: In a horrific incident, an Air India aircraft’s fuselage was damaged when its pilot decided to immediately lift the plane to avoid hitting a person and a jeep that had suddenly come on the Pune airport runway during takeoff.
According to DDCA official, the incident took place when the flight A321 of Air India took off from Pune airport on Saturday morning. However, despite the incident, it landed at the Delhi airport safely.
“During take off roll while at 120 knots speed, the crew saw a jeep and a person on the runway, to avoid conflict they did an early rotation. The aircraft has safely landed at Delhi,” the official of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was quoted by the newswire ANI.
Air India has been advised to remove the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) for its analysis, the official added.