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Airplane carrying 188 people turns back after ‘tail strike’

Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 wearing the current livery. By Aldo Bidini – Gallery page, GFDL 1.2, Link

Indian officials say a Jet Airways plane with 188 people on board Friday returned back to airport in Indian city of Mumbai, following a suspected tail strike.

All the passengers, including eight crew members in the plane destined to Bangkok, were immediately deplaned.

India’s semi-official news agency Press Trust of India said Friday’s incident of tail strike involving a Jet Airways plane is the third of its kind this year.

“Acting proactively in the interest of safety, the crew of Jet Airways flight “9W 70, BOM-BKK” of May 12, 2017 executed an air turn back to Mumbai on account of a ‘suspected’ tail strike,” a Jet airways spokesperson said.

The engineers and ground personnel later checked the plane.


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