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Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 14:36 IST

BREAKING: IndiGo flight makes emergency landing at Patna airport after technical snag

“IndiGo Patna-Delhi flight, after departure returned to Patna due to a technical problem".

According to sources, the horrifying accident took place near the Tulshi Village in the Khed Taluka are of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra as the bus was on its way from Goa to Mumbai.
According to sources, the horrifying accident took place near the Tulshi Village in the Khed Taluka are of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra as the bus was on its way from Goa to Mumbai. | Image:Republic Digital
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New Delhi: A Delhi-bound IndiGo flight on Wednesday made an emergency landing at Patna airport after a technical snag. “IndiGo Patna-Delhi flight, after departure returned to Patna due to a technical problem, today. The aircraft landed back safely at the airport”, said Patna airport director. 

A statement from Patna airport said that Patna-Delhi IndiGo flight 2074 took off from Patna at 12.58 pm, but it requested an emergency landing due to a technical glitch.

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A couple of months back, a Hyderabad-bound international flight of IndiGo had made an emergency landing in Pakistan's Karachi after a passenger fell unwell on board. The passenger could not survive and was declared dead on arrival. "There was a medical emergency on board IndiGo flight 6E 68 operating from Jeddah to Hyderabad. The captain diverted the flight to Karachi, where the passenger was attended to by a doctor on arrival," the airline said in a statement. "Unfortunately, the passenger did not survive and was declared dead on arrival," the airline had said. 

Earlier last month, a Darbhanga-Mumbai SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing in Varanasi after an elderly woman died onboard mid-air.

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The victim identified as Kalawati Devi (85) was travelling with her grandson from Darbhanga to Mumbai in SpiceJet flight SG 116. After the flight took off from Darbhanga airport at 5.40 p.m. on Monday and travelled some distance, her health deteriorated.

By that time, the plane had reached the air space of Uttar Pradesh, so the pilot immediately contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Varanasi for emergency landing permission. When the plane landed at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi at 6 p.m., the victim was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead.
 

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Published January 3rd, 2024 at 14:04 IST

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