AI plane makes emergency landing due to snag



Kolkata: An Air India plane from Guwahati, with 105 people on board, landed under emergency conditions at the NSCB International airport here Friday due to a technical snag.

Airport sources said while preparing for routine landing, the pilot of AI 730 found there was a snag in the front wheel and immediately alerted the air traffic control.

After landing with all emergency safety measures in place, the aircraft remained static on the runway for eight minutes as per procedure before being towed away to a nearby spot, they said.

All the passengers and the crew safely disembarked around 12:55 pm, they said.

The same aircraft later left for Bangalore.

PTI