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Delhi-bound AI plane diverted to Nagpur due to engine problem

Press Trust of India
May 27, 2013 at 10:54pm IST

Nagpur: A Delhi-bound Air India plane from Visakhapatnam with 174 passengers and crew onboard was forced to land midway in Nagpur on Monday after pilots detected problem in its engine.

"The Air India flight AI 452 made an unscheduled landing here after the aircraft developed a technical problem," Dr Babasaheb international airport director AK Verma told PTI.

The Airbus 321 aircraft took off from Vishakhapatnam around 9.00 am as per schedule but after 90 minutes in air, the pilots witnessed fluctuations in the engine parameters on the instrument panel in the cockpit, an Air India spokesperson said in Delhi.

Delhi-bound AI plane diverted to Nagpur due to engine problem

The Airbus 321 aircraft took off from Vishakhapatnam around 9.00 am but after 90 minutes in air, the pilots witnessed fluctuations in the engine parameters.

Keeping in mind the safety of passengers, the pilots decided to land the plane at the nearest airport Nagpur, the spokesperson said, adding it was a normal landing. The plane landed safely at 11.10 am and a relief flight, with manpower and material, was immediately rushed here.

The passengers flew to Delhi on another plane, the spokesperson said.

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