An Air India’s Delhi-Moscow Airbus A-320 flight on Saturday (30 May) was forced to return midway after the airline's ground team found out that one of the pilots had tested positive for novel coronavirus, reports Economic Times.
"When the A320 plane, which did not have any passengers as it was heading to Moscow to bring back stranded Indians under Vande Bharat Mission, had reached Uzbekistan's airspace, our team on ground realised that one of the pilots had tested COVID-positive," senior Air India officials told PTI.
The officials further added that the flight was immediately asked to return and it returned back to Delhi at around 12.30 pm. In its place, another flight will be sent to Moscow to bring back the stranded Indians.
Additionally, the crew of the aircraft has been quarantined.
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