Technical snag grounds Thai flight
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
29th June 2012 08:37 AM
As many as 70 passengers of a Bangkok-bound Thai Airways Flight (TG 330) were stranded at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport for at least 15 hours after a technical glitch in one of its engines grounded it. The Hyderabad-Suvarnabhumi International (BKK) flight was to take off for Bangkok at 1.30 a.m on Thursday.
“The flight arrived from Thailand with around 60 passengers. It was scheduled to take off at 1.30 a.m to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok. But it was delayed due to technical problems in one of its engines. The Thai Airways authorities announced that it would take off around 9.30 a.m but the flight could not be operated even by then,” sources said.
The airline provided accommodation to all the passengers at the airport. When contacted, Ekkomol, representative of Thai Airways, confirmed that the flight was delayed due to technical issues.
“A team of engineers worked for a few hours and it was solved,” Ekkomol said.
Finally, the flight took off from the Hyderabad airport to Suvarnabhumi International (BKK), Bangkok, Thailand around 4 pm with all the passengers, much to their relief.
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