Saturday, February 09, 2019

Mumbai-Dehradun Jet Airways flight diverted to Chandigarh after technical glitch

Mumbai: A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Dehradun was diverted to Chandigarh on Saturday morning after the aircraft developed a technical problem enroute.
Flight 9W 703 departed Mumbai airport at 6.10 am and was minutes away from landing in Dehradun when the Boeing 737-800 aircraft (VT-JGW) was diverted to Chandigarh. The aircraft descended up to about 8000 feet before changing course and heading for the alternate airport where it landed at 8.10 am. Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport is at an elevation of about 2000 feet.
A Jet Airways spokesperson said: "Jet Airways flight 9W 703 from Mumbai to Dehradun was diverted to Chandigarh and has landed safely.
The diversion was necessitated due to a technical reason and the diversion was as per procedure." The spokesperson said, "an alternate aircraft was arranged immediately for our guests with a revised departure time for their destination."
09/02/19 Manju V/Times of India