Emergency landing, technical snag at IGIA
An Air India flight made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday afternoon.
According to airport sources, flight IC-407 from Delhi to Patna took off from the Delhi airport at 11:50am and developed a technical snag within an hour.
“The pilot developed a technical snag 50 minutes after taking off from Delhi. But he decided to return as emergency handling is better at the Delhi airport as compared to the Patna airport,” said an airport source.
There were 120 passengers onboard the aircraft.
“The aircraft made a safe landing at the Delhi airport at 12:40pm. The passengers were moved to the terminal and sent to Patna by another aircraft at 4pm,” said an Air India official.
Meanwhile, Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) continues to be saddled with teething problems. On Wednesday, its check-in system developed a snag.
On Tuesday, too, flights were delayed due to a problem in the check-in system.
“The Indian Airlines data link developed a remote fault between 1:30pm and 2pm. The technical support team was able to rectify the snag and there was no disruption in flights,” said a spokesperson of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL).
“A dedicated team of experts is available round-the-clock at Terminal 3 to resolve all such issues,” the spokesperson added.
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