Sixty passengers aboard a Jet Airways (Dehradun-Delhi) flight had a close shave when the aircraft developed a problem in its nose wheel soon after landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
The flight landed at runway 29 at 4.30pm and had to be towed away due to which the runway was blocked for around two hours. Sources said the operations were shut on the runway from 4:48pm to 6:38pm as the plane was stuck there.
“Jet Airways flight 9W 2882, an ATR 72-500, from Dehradun to Delhi of April 19, 2017, experienced a nosewheel malfunction after landing, resulting in a steering problem. All 60 guests and five crew members have been safely deplaned. Guests are being looked after by the airline’s guest service teams and the aircraft is being towed away for maintenance. Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to guests and is making alternate travel arrangements for the affected guests,” said an airline spokesperson.
An inquiry has been ordered in the matter.