Air India flight returns after pilot gets alarm about fault
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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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