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Narrow escape for A-I passengers

All 256 passengers aboard Delhi-LA A-I flight 137 were safe after it made an emergency landing at Mumbai Airport.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2006 15:27 IST

A Los Angeles bound Air-India flight from New Delhi, carrying 256 passengers and 15 crew members, made an emergency landing at Mumbai airport on Monday after a minor snag developed during take-off.

The aircraft landed safely and all passengers and crew were safe, an A-I spokesperson said.

"The aircraft, A-I 317, landed safely at Mumbai airport at 1325 hours after being recalled as pieces of rubber from the tyre came out at the time of take-off from Delhi," A-I Director (Public Relations) Jitendra Bhargav said.

The flight was headed to Los Angeles via Frankfurt and was recalled to Mumbai, as it happened to be the airline's technical base, he said.

First Published: Mar 13, 2006 13:27 IST