Friday, July 19, 2013

Emirates flight grounded in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram: A dent formed on the panel of the cargo hold area of the Emirates aircraft that arrived from Dubai in the wee hours of Thursday resulted in the grounding of the aircraft. The dent was reportedly formed after the loading and unloading equipment hit the aircraft. Airport sources said that the incident took place at 3.45 a.m. in the international airport when the FMC equipment of the Air India SATS Airport Services Private Limited (AISATS) was trying to shift the containers from the cargo hold area of the aircraft.
Airport sources said the negligence of the AISATS staff led to the incident. Following this, the EK 523 flight from here to Dubai had to be cancelled, causing inconvenience to checked-in134 passengers.
19/07/13 The Hindu