Amritsar-bound Vistara flight carrying 146 passengers makes emergency landing at Delhi airport

An Amritsar-bound Vistara flight made an emergency landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday.

Amritsar-bound Vistara flight carrying 146 passengers makes emergency landing at Delhi airport

Amritsar-bound Vistara flight made an emergency landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday. (Image for representation: Reuters)

An Amritsar-bound Vistara flight made an emergency landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday morning due to a technical snag in the aircraft.

There were 146 passengers on the flight when it took off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport for Amritsar.

Soon after taking off, the pilot detected the snag, following which he immediately contacted the airport authorities.

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A senior police official said they received a call regarding the emergency landing at 10:15 am on Thursday.

The emergency was sounded at runway number 28 of terminal number 2 which is bound for domestic flights.

Teams of police and fire brigade officials were also pressed into service.

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Officials of the fire department said six fire engines were rushed to the Indira Gandhi International Airport after receiving the information regarding the emergency landing.

The flight landed safely and “no one was hurt in the incident”, the official said.

Hours after the incident, a Vistara spokesperson said, “A technical snag was detected on Vistara flight UK 697 operating from Delhi to Amritsar on February 17, 2022. As a precautionary step, the pilots decided to turn-back and land safely at the IGI Airport.”

“Another aircraft was immediately arranged to fly the passengers to Amritsar which took off at 1330hrs post a technical inspection. Inconvenience to passengers is deeply regretted. Safety of our customers and staff is our top priority,” the spokesperson said.

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