Mangaluru, Nov 24, 2016 : Dammam-bound Air India Express plane from Mangaluru with 131 passengers and crew onboard landed under emergency conditions at Kochi after sparks were seen by the Air Traffic Control as the aircraft got airborne.
Sources said tha flight IXE 885 took off at 6.13 p.m on Wednesday from MIA for Dammam in Saudi Arabia.
The aircraft was subsequently diverted to Kochi following permission from the ATC
and made a emergency landing at Kochi International airport at 7. 30 p.m . Air India Express engineers carried out a thorough inspection of the aircraft upon its arrival at Kochi but did not find any problem in and aircraft departed for its destination at 10.30 p.m from Kochi