Published On: Mon, Sep 7th, 2015

Air India flight from Varanasi makes emergency landing at Delhi

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  • Hydraulic failure believed to be the cause of malfunction
  • All passengers on board safely evacuated

New Delhi: A major accident was averted on Monday after an Air India flight with nearly 100 passengers on board reported fire midair and made an emergency landing at IGI airport in New Delhi. After the plane touched down at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, smoke was seen from under carriage and pilot opted for evacuation, sources said.

“Air India flight AI 405 from Varanasi to Delhi had an emergency landing here as the pilot reported hydraulic failure. All passengers were evacuated safely, however, some 4-5 of them sustained minor injuries during evacuation,” airport sources said.

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