Delhi-Moscow Air India flight returns midway after pilot found COVID-19 positive
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Delhi-Moscow Air India flight returns midway after pilot found COVID-19 positive

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New Delhi, May 30 : An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after the airline's ground team found out that one of the pilots had detected COVID-19 positive. "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," sources in the aviation ministry said.

"The flight was immediately asked to return. It came back to Delhi at around 12.30 pm on Saturday," the sources added. The crew has been quarantined. Another plane would be sent to Moscow to bring back the stranded Indians, according to the sources. (UNI)

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