Air India Tail Strike at Pune (VAPO)

Pilots of the AI 852 Pune – Delhi Flight with A321on Saturday Morning noticed a Jeep coming towards the aircraft on the Runway while the aircraft was on its Take Off Roll. In order to avoid an even bigger incident, the pilots carried out an emergency take-off resulting in Tail Strike. The aircraft carried on to Delhi and landed safely.

The aircraft has already been taken out of services after the damage was noticed in Delhi and DGCA is investigating the incident.