IGIA: Malaysian Airlines emergency landing

A Malaysian Airlines plane with 158 passengers and crew on board had to land under emergency conditions at the IGI airport on Sunday after one of its engines developed a technical problem.

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2011, 18:11 PM IST

New Delhi: A Malaysian Airlines plane with
158 passengers and crew on board had to land under emergency
conditions at the IGI airport on Sunday after one of its engines
developed a technical problem.

The airline`s Delhi-Kuala Lumpur flight MH 173 took off
from here at 13.08 hours. After an hour of flying, the pilot
noticed some technical problem in one of the engines and
decided to return, airport sources said.

He asked for emergency landing and the Boeing 737-800
aircraft landed safely at 15.02 hours, they said.

Full emergency was declared and five fire tenders and
ambulances were rushed to the runway where the aircraft was to
land. The aircraft was then taken to an isolated bay.

PTI