Air India passengers back home after emergency landing in Pak

Monday, July 09, 2012
Photo Credit- Air India official website  
New Delhi/Islamabad: An Air India aircraft scheduled to fly from Abu Dhabi to Delhi with 122 passengers on board has returned to Delhi this evening after making an emergency landing in Pakistan early on Monday morning.

All the 122 passengers and six members of the crew landed at the Inter Gandhi International (IGI) airport at around 5 PM in a special flight which was send to Nawabshah airport in Sindh this morning.

The original Air India AI-940 flight was to land in Delhi at 5 AM today but had to make an emergency landing in Nawabshah early this morning after it developed technical problems.

The Air India Airbus A320 was sent to pick up the stranded passengers and it took off from Nawabshah airport shortly after 3 pm Pakistan time.

The plane which developed technical problems also flew back to Delhi at around 6:30 PM after Air India engineers, who went to Pakistan, cleared it for flying.

As per the official information Indian High Commission in Islamabad was in regular touch with the Pakistani authorities.
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