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Yet Another AI Incident (at Muscat)

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:51 am

Article titled CRASH LANDING!

New Delhi: A Mumbai-bound Air India flight from Jeddah made a crash-landing in Muscat after developing mid-air turbulence.

Eight passengers aboard the AI-865 Mumbai-Hyderabad-Jeddah plane reportedly suffered injuries, but seven of them were discharged after being administered first aid.

However, one of the passengers is still admitted in Kandra Hospital in Jeddah.

The flight had taken off from the Jeddah Airport at 0000 hrs (IST) for Hyderabad, Air India officials said.

This is the second such instance involving an Air India plane in the last week.

On last Thursday Air India’s plane, Boeing 747-400, with 434 passengers on board was grounded after 20 minutes of its taking off from the Heathrow Airport, after it reported a bird hit.

The plane New York- London-New Delhi-Mumbai bound flight took the passengers two days to reach India.

[Edited 2006-10-16 22:04:00]
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RE: Yet Another AI Incident (at Jeddah)

Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:58 am

And I thought the American media was sensationalistic! More like an emergency landing unless the plane was damaged to such an extent that the plane had no other choice but to land.
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RE: Yet Another AI Incident (at Muscat)

Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:23 am

Very confusing report indeed.....crash landing, "develop" mid-air turbulence??? mention of any damage to the aircraft......

And if this so-called 'crash landing' occurred at MCT, how come the pax is in a JED hospital...??

Was this an A310 or a 738 of AIX..?

[Edited 2006-10-16 22:29:01]