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Technical snag forces Sharjah-bound Air Arabia plane to make emergency in Lucknow

The aircraft took off from Kathmandu airport at 12.35am but after a while, it started shaking midair due to vibrations in the engine, causing panic among passengers, but the pilot handled the situation well.

lucknow Updated: Mar 25, 2017 16:20 IST
Even as passengers panicked as the plane shook due to the engine vibration, the pilot calmed them down and made a safe emergency landing in Lucknow.
Even as passengers panicked as the plane shook due to the engine vibration, the pilot calmed them down and made a safe emergency landing in Lucknow.

A Sharjah-bound Air Arabia plane made an emergency landing at Lucknow’s Amausi airport early on Saturday morning after it developed a technical snag.

All the 182 people inside the plane, including seven crew members, were safe as the pilot handled the situation well.

The aircraft took off from Kathmandu airport at 12.35am but after a while, it started shaking midair due to vibrations in the engine, causing panic among passengers.

After the plane landed at 1.25 am, passengers were shifted to a nearby hotel for the night, Amausi airport director, P K Srivastava said, adding that they would be flown to Sharjah in another plane.

“Full emergency landing was sounded at 1.08 am. Fire tenders, ambulances and doctors were called and police were put on alert to handle emergency,” Srivastava said.

“The pilot kept his cool and handled the situation well,” he said, adding that engineers who would repair the snag were yet to arrive.