Flight with J&K Dy CM makes emergency landing

Srinagar: A Jammu-bound flight with Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister and several high profile people among those on board on Saturday made an emergency landing at Srinagar International Airport minutes after it took off.

The Spice Jet flight had to return to Srinagar Airport soon after it took off this afternoon as it developed a 'technical snag', an official of the Airport Authority said.

Among the passengers were Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani and several senior state government officials who later boarded another flight to Jammu, the official said.

Test runs were being conducted on the plane to check its flight safety, he added.