Air India flight returns after pilot gets alarm about fault

Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 19:43

Kolkata: An Air India Kolkata-Hyderabad
flight with 31 passengers on board on Saturday made a
"precautionary" landing at the NSC Bose International airport
in Kolkata half an hour after take-off as the pilot was alerted by
an alarm about technical fault in the aircraft.

The flight, IC-7217, which also had a four-member took
from the airport at 5:15 pm but returned half an hour later
after the alarm, airport sources said.

The pilot informed the Air Traffic Control and the
aircraft was allowed to return and make a "precautionary"
landing, one of the three categories of landing in aviation
parlance.

The plane was taken to an isolation bay and the
passengers disembarked. However, no ambulance or fire fighter
was requisitioned as is the normal practice during emergency
landing.

Airport sources said the passengers and crew are safe.

An investigation is on to find out why the alarm went off
and what for, said the sources.

The passengers were later accommodated in a
Kolkata-Bangalore flight which took off at 6:15 pm.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 19:43

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