Saturday, November 27, 2021

Bengaluru-Patna GoFirst plane makes emergency landing after engine snag

A Patna-bound GoFirst (formerly known as GoAir) flight from Bengaluru with 139 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport on Saturday, November 27, after a snag in one of the engines, an official said. The flight made a safe landing at the airport at 11.15 am, the official added.

"The pilot of the GoAir flight contacted Nagpur ATC to inform that one of the engines of the plane is facing a problem, and made a request for emergency landing at Nagpur airport," director of the airport, Abid Ruhi, told PTI. There were 139 passengers on board apart from the crew members, he said.

"We made all requisite arrangements by declaring it as full-scale emergency, which includes making available runways, fire tenders, doctors, ambulances and requires coordination with the police. Fortunately, the flight made a safe landing," Ruhi said.

27/11/21 PTI/News Minute

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