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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Air India investigates 'worm sandwich' allegations

Air India Dreamliner (Boeing 787) aircraft in August 2013

Air India is to launch an investigation after a passenger said he had found worms in his mid-flight sandwich, a company spokesman has told the BBC.

The passenger allegedly made the discovery during a flight from New York to Delhi on 28 September.
It is the latest in a series of mishaps to hit India's struggling and heavily indebted flagship carrier.
Media reports say that a large panel in the underneath of an Air India jet fell off in mid-air on Saturday.
Experts quoted in Indian newspapers say that although the Bangalore-bound Dreamliner aircraft landed safely, the incident put about 150 passengers on board at a grave risk.

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation is probing the incident, which Air India officials said was not an emergency even though there had been a "gaping hole" in the aircraft. (...)

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