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AI plane makes emergency landing at Kochi airport

An Air India plane, with 49 on board, landed under emergency conditions at the airport here on Tuesday soon after take-off after the pilot noticed some technical problem in one of the engines.



Kochi: An Air India plane, with 49 on
board, landed under emergency conditions at the airport here
on Tuesday soon after take-off after the pilot noticed some
technical problem in one of the engines.

The Kochi-Bangalore-Chennai A-320 IC 509 flight with
42 passengers and seven crew had taken off for Bangalore at
07:00 hours from Nedumbassery Airport, but returned within 30
minutes after the problem was noticed, airport sources said.

Fire services personnel and ambulances were called at
the airport to meet any eventuality, the sources said.

Technicians from Chennai are trying to rectify the
fault.

Twelve passengers were put on a Kingfisher flight to
Bangalore and the rest would be accommodated in the JetLite
flight to Hyderabad and Chennai, airline sources said.

PTI

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