Jet flight makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport as engine fails

Jul 30, 2013, 22:44 IST | PTI

More than 100 airline passengers escaped unharmed after a Jet plane made an emergency landing in Mumbai due to engine failure.

A Bhopal-bound JetLite flight from Mumbai with 114 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Mumbai airport on Tuesday morning due to engine failure, airport officials said.

The flight returned to the city airport after being airborne for over half-an-hour, they said.

The flight landed safely and it later departed for its destination after the problem was rectified.

"JetLite flight 9W1625, that had 114 passengers on board, took off at 5.47 AM but landed back at 6.20 AM due to port side engine failure," Mumbai airport spokesperson said.

The flight took off for Bhopal at 10.40 AM, the spokesperson said.

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