New Delhi: An Air India 670 flight (Bhubneshwar-Mumbai) on Friday made an emergency landing at Chhattisgarh’s capital city Raipur due to some technical issues, stated news agency ANI.
The plane contained a total of 182 passengers and all of them were safely deplaned, added news agency ANI. Further investigation in the incident is underway. The preliminary data issued by Air India to DGCA claimed that a passenger had reported a fire in the plane to the cabin crew which was conveyed to the captain after which the pilots were forced to shut down engine number 1, stated a report by Times of India.
After the aircraft landed safely, director of Biju Patnaik International Airport SC Hota, as quoted by news agency PTI, said, “AIC 670 Air India Bhubaneswar-Mumbai flight made an emergency landing at Raipur due to shut down of one engine.” Hota added that Airbus A321 aircraft which has two engines departed from Bhubaneswar at 5.07 PM and landed at Raipur at 5.57 PM on Friday.
In the month of September this year, Air India’s AI-467 Delhi to Vijayawada flight suffered damages after facing a severe thunderstorm. While the crew suffered injuries, no passengers were reported to be injured in the incident. In the same month, an
Air India had ordered ‘full inquiry’ in the incident where President Ram Nath Kovind asked to return to his hotel after the flight arranged for his travel faced a technical snag at Zurich airport in Switzerland, stated sources, as per news agency ANI. Notably, the flight was scheduled to travel from Zurich to Slovenia. Before the President could board the flight, a ‘Rudder Fault’ was detected in the aircraft and about three hours was taken to rectify the fault.