AI plane makes 'priority' landing at Mumbai airport

An Air India flight from New York with 234 passengers onboard made a 'priority' landing at the city airport after the pilot reported a technical fault in the aircraft.
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Updated on Jun 28, 2010 12:21 AM IST
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PTI | By, Mumbai

An Air India flight from New York with 234 passengers onboard made a 'priority' landing at the city airport after the pilot reported a technical fault in the aircraft.

The plane landed safely at 9:48 pm at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and all the passengers are safe, a Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) spokesperson said.

"The steering of the aircraft got jammed when it was on approach to landing at the city airport, which forced the
flight make a priority landing," an airport official said.

There was a local standby, not a full emergency, declared for Air India flight AI-140 from JFK airport, New York to Mumbai, due to a technical reason, the spokesperson said.

According to an Air India spokesperson, the flight with all 234 passengers made a safe and normal landing.

Local emergency was withdrawn at 10:00 pm and all operations are normal, the MIAL spokesperson added.

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