Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years.
India's public sector banks are struggling to recover even a fraction of their Rs 7000-crore loans from Vijay Mallya's grounded Kingfisher Airlines.
However, Mallaya, the owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has bought players in the IPL 2015 auction.
Thirteen passengers on board a
Kingfisher Airlines Chennai-Tiruchirapalli flight had a
miraculous escape after one of its tyres burst while landing
at the airport here late Friday night, airport officials said.