Monday, January 18, 2016

Boeing 752 from Cambodia lands at Jaipur airport, authorities claim 'usual landing'

Jaipur: A chartered Boeing aircraft from Cambodia landed here at the Jaipur airport on Sunday. The aircraft Boeing 752 with 23 tourists and 14 crew members landed in Jaipur after the authorities at the Jaipur airport got Flight Information Range (FIR) from their Delhi counterparts. The aircraft was allowed after furnishing the load penalty.
Though there were initial reports on Sunday morning that the aircraft had an emergency landing as it was on its way to Agra, however, the authorities cleared that it was a routine landing but was special.
"It was a routine yet special landing for our airport. We have completed the runway extension from 9,500 feet to 11,500 feet but it is yet to be commissioned by the director general, Civil Aviation. However, by furnishing the load penalty and getting the FIR from Delhi, we ensured safer landing for the aircraft," said a senior officer of airport authority.
When contacted, M P Bansal, officiating director, Airport Authority of India, Jaipur, said, "It was not an emergency landing. The same aircraft had to land in Jaipur as domestic flight in the evening on Sunday. But the pilot and tourists decided to land in Jaipur in the morning. We now have an extended runway of 11,500 feet. We got FIR from Delhi to ensure safer landing. The chartered aircraft will be in Jaipur for the next three days."
Bansal clearly denied that the aircraft had any technical snag.
18/01/16 Times of India
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