Air India flight landed in Frankfurt as snag forced pilot to switch engine off

, 1:34 PM IST

London:A London-bound Air India flight from the national Capital, landed at the Frankfurt Airport after one of the Boeing 787-800 (VT-ANO) aircraft engines had to be switched-off mid-air.

All the 90 passengers on board, landed safely. An Air India spokesperson said “Air India engineers are inspecting the aircraft engine to fix the snag that forced the flight to land at the German airport at 1332 hours (local time) today”. He added

“The flight AI-115, has departed around 0650 hours from the IGIA for London’s Heathrow Airport after arriving from Amritsar this morning”. He said,”There was some issue with the engine that forced the pilot to switch-off one of the engines and seek permission to land at Frankfurt airport.”

In October 2013, the same aircraft was grounded after a large panel on fuselage got detached while operating a flight to Bengaluru from Delhi.