An Alliance Air aircraft flying to the nationwide Capital from Pathankot made an emergency touchdown on Monday on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport on account of a mid-air technical glitch in one of many engines.
The ATR 72 plane with 42 passengers landed safely at round 1.45 pm, an Air India official stated. Alliance Air is the regional arm of the up-for-sale Air India.
“The appropriate engine of the plane suffered a technical glitch when it was on strategy to New Delhi from Pathankot. This compelled the pilot to hunt an emergency touchdown of the flight, which was carrying 42 passengers on board,” the official advised PTI.
Air Visitors Management (ATC) declared full emergency at round 1:30 pm for flight AI-836 flying from Pathankot to New Delhi, an airport official stated, including that the flight landed safely on runway 11/29 at 1:44 pm.
Pathankot turned part of the civil aviation map solely final week when Alliance Air began working its first flight from New Delhi to the border district in Punjab, which shares worldwide borders with Pakistan, underneath the federal government’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN on April 5.
Alliance Air started operations with an ATR plane on the route with three flights — Monday, Tuesday and Thursday — in every week.