Lucknow: A major accident was averted when the pilot of a Saudi Airlines flight applied emergency brakes when the nose wheel developed a technical snag during the take-off at the Lucknow airport on Wednesday.
The Riyadh-bound Saudi Airlines flight number SV895 was carrying 300 passengers.
Saudia Airlines flight from Lucknow to Riyadh stuck on runway due technical glitch while preparing for departure. pic.twitter.com/ucJbsO2sRS
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The flight suffered the technical glitch on the runway, which forced the pilot to apply emergency brakes to avert an accident, PTI quoted a senior airport official as saying.
Nobody was hurt in the process and all were reported to be completely safe.
As a result, the runway was blocked and all arrivals and departures had to be rescheduled, he said.
Six arrivals from various airports were diverted to IGI Airport Delhi, while three scheduled departures were held up, the official added.
(With PTI inputs)