Tense moments for 179 persons as airplane makes emergency landing
As many as 179 passengers of a Delhi-bound Indigo flight experienced some tense moments today when their airplane developed some 'suspected technical snag' immediately after takeoff. The pilot made an emergency landing only a few minutes after take-off from Srinagar international airport.chandigarh Updated: Jul 13, 2012 21:13 IST
As many as 179 passengers of a Delhi-bound Indigo flight experienced some tense moments on Friday when their airplane developed some 'suspected technical snag' immediately after takeoff. The pilot made an emergency landing only a few minutes after take-off from Srinagar international airport.
"The plane developed some technical snag. Later it took off smoothly," said airport officer OP Bhuwaniwala.
Security Officials at the airport said that computer of the plane warned of some snag mid-air, five minutes after it took off from the airport.
"The pilot informed the ground staff about the suspected technical snag and requested for emergency landing," said airport security SP Abdul Rashid.
"The safety standards, nowadays, are very strict and the pilot had to bring the flight back," said the officer.
"A local engineer addressed the fault and flight took-off again within minutes," Rashid informed.
Attempts to contact Indigo airline officials failed.
This is third incident of its kind where an Indigo plane made emergency landing in the state this year.
On June 28, a Mumbai-bound Indigo flight with 180 passengers on board landed under emergency conditions at Srinagar Airport after a bird hit.
Earlier on June 13, over 130 passengers had a providential escape when the crew of an Indigo aircraft from Delhi detected plumes of smoke in one of its engine. The pilots manoeuvered to land the aircraft with much difficulty at Jammu airport.
First Published: Jul 13, 2012 21:11 IST