New Delhi: Two planes of Air India and GoAir made an emergency landing at the Lucknow airport on Thursday after developing a snag in their respective engines. While Air India flight AI 755 was en route from Delhi to Durgapur, Go Air flight (Airbus 320 Neo) was en route from Patna to Delhi.
Air India flight AI 755 declared a full emergency due to a major glitch in one engine. The aircraft made a safe landing at the Lucknow airport at 7.00 PM.
The GoAir flight G8-150 from Patna to Delhi which departed at 5:10 PM had to be diverted to Lucknow due to a technical snag, said the airline in a statement. “While the technical snag is being investigated, alternate arrangements have been made for all the 128 passengers for their onward journey,” it added. The airline was operating an A320 neo plane.
In a similar incident on Tuesday, a GoAir flight suffered a bird hit at Patna airport and the flight was cancelled subsequently. “GoAir aircraft VT-WGJ had to be declared Aircraft on Ground (AOG) after it had a bird hit during the landing of flight G8-217 at Patna airport. Due to this technical (bird hit) reason, GoAir flight G8-218 from Patna to Delhi had to be cancelled which was scheduled to depart at 20:10 hours on March 5, 2019,” the airline said in a statement on Wednesday adding that ‘the passengers were provided light refreshment at the airport and given hotel accommodation.’
(With Agency inputs)