This flight hits a wall as it takes off, 136 passengers were on board

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 12: (Updated) Air India flight hit Trichy airport wall during take-off. When the mishap took place there were 136 people on board.A Dubai-bound Air India flight hit the boundary wall at Trichy Airport in Tamil Nadu late last night.

DGCA officers are at the site for preliminary inquiry and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau officers have also been deputed, says Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.136 passengers and crew members who were on board are safe.

The Air India Express flight was diverted to Mumbai after one of its wheels hit the wall at 1:20 am. Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu has responded thus: 

Spoke to Secretary and other senior officials and directed them to conduct a 'High-Level' Enquiry into the incident. In a recent review on airline safety, I have ordered to put in place a third party professional organisation to look into various safety aspects at Air India. In order to have continuous attention towards air safety, I have also ordered concerned officials to put in place a regular "safety compliance report" of all airlines. Safety of the passengers is of paramount importance for us. We will take all that’s required to put safety on top of aviation agenda. Growth can’t be at the expense of safety.