RIL jet makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport
Mumbai: A Falcon 900 business jet belonging to Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries made an emergency landing with three passengers on board at the city airport due to an engine failure, airport authorities said on Thursday.
Aviation regulator DGCA has reportedly ordered a probe into the incident, which took place on Wednesday afternoon.
"A full emergency was declared at 1435 hours at the airport for the Falcon 900 VT-ISH flight due to an engine failure," a Mumbai airport spokesperson said.
The flight was bound for Delhi.
Reliance said the aircraft returned for safety reasons and it could have continued its flight as the two other engines were functioning normal.
"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," an RIL spokesman said.
The spokesman said the three-engine aircraft could have continued its onward flight but as safety is paramount the pilot decided to return, and made a normal safe landing.
The company remained silent on the number of passengers on board and their identity. According to sources, the passengers were very senior RIL officials.
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