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Air France plane aborts flight soon after take-off in Mumbai

Mumbai, Mar 11:  A Paris-bound Air France aircraft, with 198 passengers including two infants on board, had to return to the city airport within half-an-hour of take-off due to a snag, in the wee hours

PTI PTI Updated on: March 11, 2013 15:33 IST
air france plane aborts flight soon after take off in mumbai
air france plane aborts flight soon after take off in mumbai

Mumbai, Mar 11:  A Paris-bound Air France aircraft, with 198 passengers including two infants on board, had to return to the city airport within half-an-hour of take-off due to a snag, in the wee hours today.




“All passengers and the crew are safe and the airline is making arrangements to fly them to their destination,” an Air France official told PTI here.

The Mumbai-Paris Air France flight took off at 0313 hrs today but had to return soon after and landed back at 0340 hrs, the official said.

The official further said they are awaiting a report from their engineers for ascertaining the cause for the unscheduled landing of Airbus 330-200 plane.

They are arranging another plane for ferrying the stranded passengers who are put up at a city hotel now, he added.

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