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Air India flight returns to Jeddah due to mid-air problem

Air India's indirect flight was bound for Hyderabad then Mumbai

Air India flight returns to Jeddah due to mid-air problem

An Air India plane made a forced return to Jeddah airport on Sunday due to a technical problem.

The Air India flight AI-966 flight was en route to Mumbai via Hyderabad.

Passengers for the flight had already experienced severe delays to the scheduled departure on Saturday night. An hour after take-off, the Hyderabad-bound flight had to return to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport following reports of a fault.

An Air India official confirmed the flight encountered a technical snag, adding that all passengers were safe that had been given hotel rooms upon landing in Jeddah until Air India could transport them home.

One passenger told Saudi Gazette: “We were scared when the aircraft experienced problem and the pilot asked us to take the emergency landing positions.”

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