Indian plane with 188 passengers turns back after suspected tail strike
Indian officials say a Jet Airways plane with 188 people on board Friday returned back to the airport in the 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.