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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 22:18 IST

EMERGENCY landing: London-bound flight returns to New Delhi amidst fire indication

Airport officials reported that at approximately 9:53 am, a full emergency was declared due to indications of fire lights on board.

Isha Bhandari
EMERGENCY landing: London-bound flight returns to New Delhi amidst fire indication
EMERGENCY landing: London-bound flight returns to New Delhi amidst fire indication | Image:Shutterstock
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New Delhi: A British Airways BA-142 flight bound for London Heathrow was forced to make an emergency return to New Delhi shortly after takeoff on Friday. Airport officials reported that at approximately 9:53 am, a full emergency was declared due to indications of fire lights on board.

Prompt action taken as alarming situation unfolded 

Prompt action was taken as the alarming situation unfolded, with authorities swiftly informing all relevant officials. Subsequently, a unanimous decision was made to divert the flight back to New Delhi for further assessment and precautionary measures.

The tense situation reached its peak when the flight safely touched down at New Delhi Airport at around 10:26 am. 

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The full emergency status was officially terminated by 10:55 am, reassuring passengers and airport personnel alike.

The airline's response is eagerly anticipated to provide insights into the incident and reassure the public on safety measures undertaken by the carrier.

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 22:18 IST

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