AI 120 Frankfurt-Delhi plane landed at Tehran at 6.20 AM as a "precautionary" measure, according to the airline spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar. There were 249 passengers onboard the aircraft.
"The main window in front of the pilot developed cracks. This happened because of malfunctioning of the internal heating system," said an airline official on the condition of anonymity.
The plane will also carry a team of technical and engineering staff to make the repairs to the grounded aircraft.
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