Air India may cough up $8.8 mn penalty for Delhi-Chicago flight delay
According to Air India sources, the withdrawal of the variation of duty hours by DGCA following a high court order reportedly left the airline with no choice but to arrange for a fresh crew. The fresh crew was transported by road to Milwaukee to take charge of the flight, which left for Chicago after a delay of over six hours. The passengers remained onboard the aircraft.
Flight AI 127 was reportedly bound for Chicago on May 9 with a flight time of 16 hours, but it could not land there on time due to inclement weather and instead was diverted to nearby Milwaukee. Image source: Reuters