Saudi Arabia flight grounded for 26 hours at Mumbai airport

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 - 2:25pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI
According to sources the airline has accommodated 248 stranded passengers in various hotels in the city. The rest 22 were flown by a connecting flight to Damascus.

A Mumbai-Jeddah Saudi Arabia Airlines flight with 270 passengers onboard has been grounded at the Mumbai airport since Monday morning due to some technical problems.

The flight SV-744 was originally scheduled at 8 AM yesterday from the airport here but was delayed due to a technical glitch, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) official said today.

According to sources the airline has accommodated 248 stranded passengers in various hotels here. The rest 22 were flown by a connecting flight to Damascus.

A technical team, flown down from Saudi Arabia is working on the grounded aircraft, they said. The aircraft, which has been stranded for more than 26 hours now, is expected to be fit for flying only by 5 PM today, they said.


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