Go First flight carrying 139 passengers makes emergency landing at Nagpur airport
A Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru made a safe landing at the airport at 11.15 am after one of the engines suffered a glitch, an official said.
Nagpur: A Patna-bound Go First (formerly known as GoAir) flight from Bengaluru with 139 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport on Saturday after suffering a glitch in one of the engines, an official said.
The flight made a safe landing at the airport at 11.15 am, the official said.
"The pilot of the Go First 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 Press Trust of India.
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.
The passengers are waiting at the Go First terminal and further arrangements are being done for them, he said.
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