Reliance jet makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport due to engine failure

May 23, 2013, 21:59 IST | PTI

A Falcon 900 business jet belonging to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport due to an engine failure, airport authorities said today.

A Falcon 900 business jet, belonging to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, with three crew members made an emergency landing after being airborne for nearly half-an-hour at the Mumbai airport as one of its three engines failed.

Aviation regulator DGCA has reportedly ordered a probe into the incident which took place on Wednesday afternoon.

Reliance Ind said in a statement that the flight did not have any passenger on board but only three crew members.

The Reliance statement further said the aircraft could have continued its flight as its two other engines were functioning normally but the pilot chose to return.

"The Falcon jet was on a routine flight from Mumbai to Delhi yesterday afternoon when it countered a technical problem in one of its engines," RIL said.

"A full emergency was declared at 1435 hours for the Falcon 900 VT-ISH, registered in the name of Reliance Commercial Dealers, due to an engine failure," a Mumbai airport spokesperson said.

The flight was bound for Delhi when it made an emergency landing on the main runway, he said. 

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