Fight Number IA544 carrying 81 passengers including five Andhra Pradesh legislators, Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, intelligence chief Venkateswar Rao and some senior officials , had some anxious moments as the flight hovered in the air for 20 minutes before returning to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
The aircraft took off around 4.15 p.m to Vijayawada from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport . Seven to Eight MLAs including M. Venugopala Reddy, Chintamaneni Prabhakar and legislator Bonda Uma were present in the flight .
The fight flew at a low level till 30 minutes and then gave a technical announcement that the flight had technical problem . Bonda complained that Air India officials were irresponsible without giving any information and said he would bring this incident to the notice of Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju.