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Technical snag forces Jetlite for emergency landing in Nagpur

A Ranchi-Mumbai Jetlite flight, carrying 140-odd passengers including team Anna member Kiran Bedi aboard, made an emergency landing on Sunday morning at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur after it developed a technical problem.

india Updated: Nov 13, 2011 16:52 IST
HT Correspondent

A Ranchi-Mumbai Jetlite flight, carrying 140-odd passengers including team Anna member Kiran Bedi aboard, made an emergency landing on Sunday morning at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur after it developed a technical problem.

According to reports, none of the passengers were injured, but they were stressed.

VK Yadav, the in-charge of Nagpur airport, said that a technical problem in the engine forced the pilot to make an emergency landing at the airport at around 10.15 am.
"All the passengers deplaned safely and were taken to Mumbai by another flight on Sunday afternoon," informed Yadav.

A technical team has also come here from Mumbai to repair the engine. "The repair team is checking each and every part of the aircraft, particularly the engine," he said. "I hope the flight would be able to take off by Sunday late night or Monday morning."

Nagpur India Against Corruption coordinator Ajay Sanghi, who talked to Bedi over phone, informed that the former IPS officer praised the pilot for safe landing at Nagpur.

"IAC members wanted to meet her at the airport, but Bedi told us not to come there as an alternate flight for Mumbai was supposed to take off," he further said.

The former IPS officer had gone to Jamshedpur for a talk show and was heading for Mumbai to participate in the on-going world economic forum meet.