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Jet airways flight makes emergency landing due to problem in landing gear

The Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport soon after take-off. All 71 passengers were safe.

lucknow Updated: Apr 08, 2018 22:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Airport director AK Sharma said passengers of flight number 9W663 were safe.(Reuters File Photo)

A Delhi-bound Jet Airways plane, with 71 passengers on board, on Sunday made an emergency landing at Amausi airport in Lucknow soon after take off due to a problem in the landing gear, an airport official said.

Airport director AK Sharma said passengers of flight number 9W663 were safe and “all the precautions of emergency landing were taken”.

“We are fully prepared to handle any emergency situation,” Sharma said, adding that: “There were some problem in the landing gear of the aircraft.”

For the emergency landing, a fire brigade was kept ready on standby to douse fire in case the plane caught fire while landing.

Sharma said that the flight left for Delhi with 26 passengers later in the evening .

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Apr 08, 2018 22:54 IST