Air India flight lands on wrong runway in Maldives, pilots taken off duty




Air India flight lands on wrong runway in Maldives, pilots taken off duty
Air India flight lands on wrong runway in Maldives, pilots taken off duty

In a major security lapse, an Air India flight from Thiruvananthapuram landed on an under-construction runway at the Male airport in the Maldives on Friday. The A320 neo plane was carrying 136 passengers along with crew on board.

A senior Air India official said the aircraft “VT EXL landed on an under-construction runway at Male”, adding that tires of the plane were deflated and was towed away to the parking bay.

An Air India spokesperson confirmed that the aircraft landed on a wrong runway at the airport but did not provide specific details.