Delhi bound Air India flight diverted to Jaipur due to landing gear snag

Apr 08, 2018, 07:34 IST | mid-day online desk

The problem of the landing gear could not be fixed at Jaipur and the snag-hit aircraft was flown to Delhi without the passengers.

Air India flight. Pic/YouTube screengrab
Air India flight. Pic/YouTube screengrab

A New Delhi bound Air India flight from Jodhpur was diverted to Japir due to a snag in its landing gear. Officials said that the plane's landing gear failed to retract after take off. The aircraft had 142 passengers on board.

Later, most of the passengers travelled to their destination by road while the remaining were adjusted on Alliance Air flight to Delhi from Jaipur, an Air India spokesperson said. The problem of the landing gear could not be fixed at Jaipur and the snag-hit aircraft was flown to Delhi without the passengers.

'The Air India flight AI476 that took off from Jodhpur this afternoon had to be diverted to Jaipur as there was a problem due to the issue with the landing gear. The aircraft had 142 passengers on-board.

Most of the passengers opted for travel by road transport while the rest of the passengers were later flown on subsidiary airline Alliance Air on its Jaipur-Delhi flight,' the spokesperson said. He also said that the technical snag-ridden aircraft was brought to Delhi as a ferry flight for repairing.

(With inputs from ANI)

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