AI Hong Kong-Delhi flight makes precautionary landing at Kolkata

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2016 15:43 IST

A New Delhi-bound Air India (AI) flight with 158 passengers on board from Hong Kong on Tuesday made a precautionary landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata after the pilot reported a snag in one of the engines of the plane, AI officials said.

“Flight AI 315 from Hong Kong to New Delhi, which departed at around 5.30 PM, was around 126 Nautical Miles from Kolkata when the pilot reported a snag in the plane’s right engine and requested to land at NSCB Airport,” the AI spokesperson said.

“The flight made a precautionary landing at Kolkata at around 8.25 PM and the engineers immediately attended to the snag, but the plane was declared unfit to continue its flight to Delhi,” the spokesperson said.

All passengers were disembarked and they would be sent to Delhi in another flight, after a scheduled New Delhi-Kolkata flight reaches the city later at night, the spokesperson added.

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