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Vietnamese airliner makes emergency landing

The landing is made in Azerbaijan as a crack appeared in the cockpit window.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 05:05 IST
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A Vietnam Airlines plane travelling from Paris to Hanoi was forced to make an emergency landing in Azerbaijan after a crack appeared in the cockpit window, said airport authorities.

"The decision to make an emergency landing was taken because of the crack in the cockpit window," a spokesperson for the international airport in Baku said on Monday.

The emergency landing by the Boeing 777 occurred around 10.30 pm IST, with all 240 passengers and 15 crew members evacuated without injury.

The incident was highly similar to one two weeks earlier when a Vietnam Airlines Boeing 757 travelling between India and Slovakia was forced to make a emergency landing in Baku after a crack appeared in a cockpit window.

First Published: Jan 16, 2007 05:05 IST