Plane carrying Mamata, Mukul lands under emergency conditions

New Delhi: A Kolkata-bound Air India plane carrying Union Ministers Mamata Banerjee and Mukul Roy among 152 passengers on Wednesday night landed under emergency conditions at the IGI Airport here 45 minutes after takeoff due to a technical fault.

The AI-680 flight took off at 8.15 pm only to return at 9 pm, airport sources said.

Banerjee, Roy and other passengers were held up at the airport for more than an hour before another plane carrying them left for Kolkata at around 2245 hours.