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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179349
Last updated: 28 September 2020
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Time:11:32 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Owner/operator:Air India
Registration: VT-EPB
C/n / msn: 045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 143
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP) -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Bagdogra Airport (IXB/VEBD)
Air India flight AI879 suffered a tyre burst incident on takeoff from Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport, India. The Airbus A320 took from runway 29 at 11.32 hours local time. After takeoff the airplane climbed to 9000 feet and entered a holding pattern to the southeast of the airport. At around 11.50 the crew decided to return to the departure airport. An uneventful landing was made on runway 29 at 12:20. The runway had to be closed for 20 minutes for that airplane to be towed away.

The airplane was repaired and was back in service, departing at 17:51 LT as flight AI819.


Revision history:

07-Sep-2015 16:19 harro Added

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