Sunday, April 08, 2018

Air India landing gear snag: Jodhpur-Delhi flight diverted to Jaipur

A city-bound Air India flight from Jodhpur with 142 passengers on-board was diverted to Jaipur this evening due to a landing gear of the aircraft failing to retract after take off, officials said.

Later, most of the passengers travelled to their destination by road while the remaining were adjusted on Alliance Air flight to Delhi from Jaipur, an Air India spokesperson said.

The problem of the landing gear could not be fixed at Jaipur and the snag-hit aircraft was flown to Delhi without the passengers.

The Air India flight AI476 that took off from Jodhpur this afternoon had to be diverted to Jaipur as there was a problem due to the issue with the landing gear. The aircraft had 142 passengers onboard. Most of the passengers opted for travel by road transport while the rest of the passengers were later flown on subsidiary airline Alliance Air on its Jaipur-Delhi flight, the spokesperson said.
08/04/18 PTI/Business Standard