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Gulf Air flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai; no casualties

mumbai Updated: Nov 11, 2009 13:47 IST
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A Gulf Air aircraft made an emergency landing in Mumbai on Wednesday following a technical snag, and then got stuck on the runway for a while, an airport official said.

The Airbus A-320 flight GF-057 took off from Mumbai for Bahrain at 10.32 a.m. but returned after 50 minutes after a technical problem was detected.

While the airport authorities were in full emergency readiness mode, the flight landed but got stuck on the runway, blocking other flights.

The aircraft was then towed away and the runway cleared for normal operations by noon, the official said. There are no reports of any injuries to any passengers in the incident.

This is the second instance of an emergency at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in two days.

A Kingfisher Airlines flight with 46 passengers on board had skidded off the main runway, affecting normal operations on Tuesday evening.