Air India plane smashes into wall and continues flying
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An Air India plane smashed into a wall during a take-off, ripping a huge hole in the body of the aircraft.
An Air India plane was damaged after hitting an airport wall during takeoff on a flight from Trichy to Dubai.
Flight IX611, which was carrying 130 passengers and six crew members, continued its journey to Dubai after the accident.
While the aircraft was flying over the Arabian sea, the pilots were informed by air traffic control that their aircraft had come in contact with the perimeter wall at Tiruchirappalli International Airport.
The aircraft made a U-turn and landed safely at Mumbai airport where no injuries to passengers or crew members were reported.
Photos posted on social media show the plane with a shredded underbelly.
The two pilots have been grounded, pending investigation.