Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kingfisher flight makes emergency landing in Delhi

A Kingfisher Airlines flight carrying 118 passengers on Saturday made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi - barely a few minutes after it took off for Mumbai.

"The commander got an alert from one of the systems on board. He decided to return to Delhi and get this (alert) checked," a Kingfisher Airlines official told IANS.

Flight IT 304 from Delhi to Mumbai took off around 9.00 a.m. but returned after a few minutes, the official said.

"The aircraft made a normal landing and taxied on its own to the parking bay," he added.

The airline company said all passengers on board who had to go through emergency landing protocol and subsequent evacuation procedures were safe and an alternate aircraft was arranged to ferry them to Mumbai.

"Within an hour, an alternate aircraft was arranged for the passengers. The flight was successfully operated," the official said.
Read more at: NDTV
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