Air India flight makes emergency landing in Raipur


A major mishap was averted when a Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Air India flight, carrying 189 passengers, had to make an emergency landing on Friday evening at Swami Vivekanand Airport Raipur after a fire alarm, an official said.

Air India flight AI 670 made an emergency landing at Swami Vivekanand Airport Raipur at 5.57 pm after the pilot noticed the alarm indicating fire in its left engine, Director Raipur Airport Rakesh Sahay said. The plane, with 189 passengers on board, took off from Bhubaneswar at 5.06 pm and was en-route to Mumbai, he said.

After the flight landed, fire attenders examined the engines but no fire was observed in any of the engines, he said, adding that it could have been some technical snag in the engine which will need further expert examination.

“All passengers were safe and were shifted to the terminal building,” he said. Read More

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