It was a narrow escape for 66 passengers on board Jet Airways Delhi-Amritsar flight, as the aircraft made an emergency landing at the Raja Sansi International Airport after one of the engines of the aircraft failed mid air.
A high alert was sounded at the airport after the ATC at the Raja Sansi International Airport got this information from the aircraft and all the fire fighting systems, medical helps and rescue arrangements were lined up at the airport.
It was 2:20 pm when this Jet Airways flight touched down safely at the airport. The pilot used the single engine to land this flight, as the second engine had failed.
Confirming this, Airport Director at the Raja Sansi International Airport, Chinson Panakal, said, "The Air Traffic Control (ATC) at the airport received an emergency message that one of the engines of this flight approaching towards Amritsar has failed. Following this, a high alert was sounded at the airport and we geared up to put all the necessary arrangements in place to tackle any sort of situation.”
All the modern fire fighting equipments, first aid arrangements and even security arrangements were lined up near the airstrip so that we are ready if anything goes wrong, he said.
But things went safely when at 2:20 pm the pilot using the second engine of the flight landed the aircraft safely. All the 66 passengers in this flight were taken out safely and the crew was also safe, added the Airport Director.
As per officials, the flight took off normally from New Delhi in the afternoon but developed the snag midway while approaching Amritsar.
This flight, which was later supposed to leave for Delhi could not fly back because the aircraft had developed this serious technical snag, he said.
The airline is now on job to get the aircraft repaired so that it can resume regular operations from Sunday.
It may be mentioned that Jet Airways operates two flights daily between Amritsar and New Delhi. One flight operates in the morning whereas the second one operates in the afternoon.