Air India Airbus A321 Reports Damage to Underside of the Aircraft

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An Air India Airbus A321-200, performing flight from Tirupati to Hyderabad (India), foreign object caused damage during departure.

  • Aircraft departed Tirupati’s runway 26 and continued to Hyderabad, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 09R about one hour after departure.
  • A post flight inspection revealed substantial damage to the underside of the aircraft including penetration of the lower surfaces of the horizontal stabilizers as result of foreign objects impacts believed to have occurred during departure.