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Maharashtra: Bengaluru-Patna flight makes emergency landing at Nagpur airport due to engine glitch

01:25 PM Nov 27, 2021 | PTI

A Patna-bound GoAir flight from Bengaluru with 139 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport on Saturday after suffering a glitch in one of the engines an official said.

The flight made a safe landing at the airport at 11.15 am, the official said.

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"The pilot of the GoAir flight contacted Nagpur ATC to inform that one of the engines of the plane is facing a problem, and made a request for emergency landing at Nagpur airport," director of the airport, Abid Ruhi, told PTI.

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There were 139 passengers on board apart from the crew members, he said.

"We made all requisite arrangements by declaring it as full-scale emergency, which includes making available runways, fire tenders, doctors, ambulances and requires coordination with the police. Fortunately, the flight made a safe landing," Ruhi said.

The passengers are waiting at the GoAir terminal and further arrangements are being done for them, he said.

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