Nose wheel gear of AI's Mumbai-Dubai flight falls

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Mumbai, May 16 (UNI) The nose wheel gear of Air India's Dubai-bound flight collapsed during a pre-flight inspection at the parking bay of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport here today.

The leased aircraft, Boeing 777-200, was in Air India fleet from 2005.

The aircraft was scheduled to fly to Dubai from here at 1445 hrs and before that, Air India engineers were checking the aircraft at the bay, when the aircraft's nose wheel fell.

AI then organised another aircraft, which departed at around 1600 hrs, according to AI spokesman.

The aircraft is being repaired, he added.

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