Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sharjah flight from Kathmandu makes emergency landing in Lucknow

Lucknow: A Sharjah-bound Air Arabia flight with nearly 168 passengers on board from Kathmandu made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday because of a technical snag in the aircraft's engine.
The flight (G9-532) took off around 11pm on Friday evening. Just over an hour into flight the pilot detected vibrations in the engine. Eyewitnesses said that the aircraft almost shuddered mid air when the pilot decided to make an emergency landing at the Lucknow airport around 1 am.
"Full emergency was declared and necessary action was taken," said Airport Authority of India spokesperson. The passengers were later taken to hotels by the handling agency, the spokesperson added.
25/03/17 Pankaj Shah/Times of India