Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Kolkata-bound GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Guwahati, locals find broken metal pieces near airport

Guwahati: A Kolkata-bound Go Air was forced to return to the Guwahati airport Monday morning for an emergency landing following a technical snag. While intial details about the technical snag were scarce, locals reported finding broken metal parts near the Guwahati airport.

The GoAir Flight G8546 -- a Guwahati-Kolkata service -- took off from the Guwahati airport at around 11:15 am. A flight path on the aviation tracker Flightradar24.com shows the Go Air flight started turning back to the airport almost immediately after taking off.

Shortly after, the Go Air flight made an emergency landing at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. All 157 passengers on board are safe.

A local present near the airport at the time said that said that some villagers came across broken metal pieces. "At that time, I was inside a room and heard a big sound like as plane crash. I was shocked to hear that sound," the local said.
23/12/19 India Today
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