Mumbai-Dehradun Jet Airways flight diverted to Chandigarh due to 'technical reasons'

Jet Airways flight 9W 703 from Mumbai to Dehradun was diverted to Chandigarh.

Mumbai-Dehradun Jet Airways flight diverted to Chandigarh due to 'technical reasons'
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NEW DELHI: A Dehradun-bound Jet Airways flight was diverted to Chandigarh due to technical reasons minutes after it took off from Mumbai airport on Saturday morning.

Jet Airways issued a statement in which it said that flight 9W 703 from Mumbai to Dehradun was diverted to Chandigarh and has landed safely.

The diversion was necessitated due to a ''technical reason'' and as per the procedure, the airline's spokesperson said.

The Jet Airways spokesperson further stated that the mater has been reported to the authorities and an investigation into the matter has been launched.

The airlines also later arranged for an alternate aircraft, which ferried the guest to their destination at a revised departure time.

"Our team of engineers are heading to Chandigarh for inspection and rectification of the aircraft," the airline said. 

The Jet flight had departed from Mumbai around 6.10 AM and minutes after that it was diverted to Chandigarh.