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Air India plane makes emergency landing after engine snag

An Air India Delhi-bound Flight From Hong Kong With Around 154 Passengers Onboard Was Diverted To Kolkata, Where It Landed Under Emergency Conditions After The Pilot Detected A Snag In The Aircraft Engine.

PTI | Updated on: 29 Mar 2016, 10:56:20 PM


An Air India Delhi-bound flight from Hong Kong with around 154 passengers onboard was diverted to Kolkata, where it landed under emergency conditions after the pilot detected a snag in the aircraft engine.

The snag-hit Boeing 787-800 (Dreamliner) plane is now grounded at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, sources said.

An Air India spokesperson in Delhi said that the aircraft made a precautionary landing at around 2015 hours, and all passengers have been deplaned safely.

Air India is making arrangements to fly the stranded passengers to their destination in its Kolkata-Delhi flight, the spokesperson said. 

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First Published : 29 Mar 2016, 10:54:00 PM