In a scary situation that played itself out, an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 stuck poles and also rammed into perimeter wall of the Trichy airport but the damage remained undetected.
It was when the Dubai bound plane landed in Mumbai that the extent of damage could be seen.
This however caused much anxiety to the 136 passengers and crew onboard IX 611.
A large gash along the belly of the jet and multiple perforations on the engine nacelles and parts of the fuselage clearly indicate that the passengers onboard the jetliner had a miraculous escape.
But soon after the Air India Express issued a statement which said that after flight IX 611 from Trichy to Dubai had taken off from Trichy at about 1.30am today, it was reported by local Airport officials at Trichy, that they have observed that [the] aircraft might have come in contact with the airport perimeter wall.
The belly of the Air India Express aircraft was damaged after hitting the Trichy airport wall.
The pilot commanding the Boeing, Captain D Ganesh Babu and the First Officer, Captain Anurag have been taken off Air India Express’s pilot roster pending an investigation into the very serious incident.>