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Vijayawada: Air India flight hits electric pole at Gannavaram airport

An Air India Express flight met with an accident at the Vijayawada International Airport and hit an electric pole on the runway.

A major mishap was averted when an Air India Express flight, carrying 64 passengers, lost control and met with an accident in Andhra Pradesh today. The flight hit an electric pole on the runway following landing.

The accident took place at the Vijayawada International Airport in Gannavaram around 4.50 pm. “All 64 passengers on board the flight and the crew are safe,” airport director G Madhusudan Rao says media.

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The Air India Express flight, carrying 64 passengers and crew, arrived from Doha at 4.50 pm. Of the 64 passengers, 19 were scheduled to de-board at the Vijayawada International Airport.

Following landing, as the flight was heading towards bay number 5, it met with an accident on the runway and rammed into to an electrical pole.

“While the flight proceeded from runway to bay number 5, the captain followed leading margin (yellow) line instead of the central yellow line. A result, the flight’s right wing hit the high mask lights poll and the poll fell down. The flight’s right wing got minor damage. Passengers and crew are all safe. Air India staff and technical personnel are attending the flight,”

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