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Air India flight forced to land in Jaipur after technical problem suspected in landing gear

Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:05pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

An Air India flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad carrying 104 passengers was forced to land in Jaipur after a suspected problem in its landing gear. The Airbus 321, which left Delhi at 6 AM, landed in Jaipur after a technical problem was suspected in its landing gear, officials said.

Sanganer Airport Director S N Borkar said the pilot informed the Jaipur ATC about some technical problem in the aircraft following which it was diverted and allowed to land here. Station Manager of Air India Anil said, "There was some problem in one of the engines of the plane". 

Another aircraft was sent from Delhi take the passengers on their onward journey and the flight reached Ahmedabad at 9 AM. 

A day ago, a Kochi-Delhi Air India flight was forced to land back in Kochi after smoke emanated from the engine of the flight. Kochi airport sources later confirmed that there were 170 passengers on board were safe.

 




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