Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Delhi-bound flight with 168 on board makes emergency landing at Goa airport

Panaji: New Delhi-bound Air India flight AI155 with 168 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Goa International Airport on Monday after pilots detected a technical fault in the aircraft post take-off.
The pilots immediately radioed the Air Traffic Control at the naval base at Dabolim to make an emergency landing.

"After take-off, the pilots found a technical malfunction in the aircraft and returned to the airport," airport director Bhupesh Negi said.
According to sources, the flight was scheduled to take off at 2.10pm from Goa airport for Delhi. The Airbus 320 was grounded once it returned to the airport till the engineers clear it for flying. Some passengers who had urgent commitments were accommodated on other flights by Air India. "An additional aircraft was pressed into service from Mumbai. All the connecting flights were taken care of," an Air India official said.
20/02/17 Newton Seqeira/Times of India