AI Express sets up inquiry to ascetain Mangaluru flight incident

Prime News, Nation, New Delhi, July 17:- Air India Express has set up an internal enquiry to find out whether its Dubai-Mangaluru flight operated on Sunday early morning had hit runway guiding lights on landing at Mangaluru airport.

The incident came to light after the pilot of one of the three aircraft that landed after the Air India Express flight reported guiding light debris on the tarmac, local sources said.

Quoting local sources, the airport authority had alleged that the AI express aircraft had hit some guiding lights of the runway after landing at Mangaluru airport damaging them.

Air India Spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar told in New Delhi that the initial enquiry report has not confirmed that the guiding lights were damaged by AI IX 814 flight.

Air India Flight Safety Department has set up the enquiry into the incident. Initial enquiry reports have suggested that the aircraft did not skid upon landing.

According to Kumar, the aircraft did not suffer any damage and that all 186 passengers on-board the aircraft were safe.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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