Air India's Hong Kong-Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata

An Air India Delhi-bound flight from Hong Kong with around 154 passengers on board was diverted to Kolkata, where it landed under emergency conditions

hidden March 29, 2016 21:43:27 IST
Air India's Hong Kong-Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata

Kolkata: An Air India Delhi-bound flight from Hong Kong with around 154 passengers on board was diverted to Kolkata, where it landed under emergency conditions after the pilot detected a snag in the aircraft engine.

Air Indias Hong KongDelhi flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata

Representational image. PTI

The snag-hit Boeing 787-800 (Dreamliner) plane is now grounded at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, sources said.

An Air India spokesperson in Delhi said that the aircraft made a precautionary landing at around 2015 hours, and all passengers have been deplaned safely.

Air India is making arrangements to fly the stranded passengers to their destination in its Kolkata-Delhi flight, the spokesperson said.

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