New Delhi: The Newark (US)-Delhi flight of Air India from America's Newark to Delhi has made an emergency landing at Sweden's Stockholm airport. It is said that this decision was taken due to an oil leak in one of the engines of Air India's Boeing 777 aircraft. The engine of the plane is being checked.
New Delhi: The Newark (US)-Delhi flight of Air India from America’s Newark to Delhi has made an emergency landing at Sweden’s Stockholm airport. It is said that this decision was taken due to an oil leak in one of the engines of Air India’s Boeing 777 aircraft. The engine of the plane is being checked.
Air India is currently preparing to send passengers to Delhi from another aircraft. There were 300 passengers on this plane and all the passengers are safe. A large number of fire engines were deployed at the Stockholm airport during the emergency landing of an Air India flight.
A senior DGCA official said that one of the engines of the Boeing 777-300ER flight had leaked oil. Due to which an emergency landing had to be done. The engine was shut down after the oil leak and the plane later landed safely in Stockholm, the official said. A senior DGCA official said that during the investigation, it was found that oil was seen leaking from the drain mast of engine two of the flight. All passengers on the plane are safe.
This is not the first time that a flight coming from New York to Delhi had to make an emergency landing in another country. Two days ago, Air India flight going from New York to New Delhi had to make an emergency landing in London due to medical emergency. At that time the emergency landing of the aircraft was done at that time the aircraft was above the Norwegian airspace. That Air India flight also had 350 passengers on board. It was a non-stop flight from New York to Delhi.
Last Sunday itself, an Air India flight (IX540) coming from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram had to make an emergency landing at the airport after a technical fault in the nose wheel. However, all 156 passengers on board the aircraft were safe. The pilot contacted air traffic control and requested for an emergency landing. After this, the Air India aircraft made an emergency landing at 5.40 am.
Earlier recently, a chartered flight carrying 240 passengers from Russia’s capital Moscow to Goa was also diverted to Uzbekistan after receiving a bomb threat. Last year, an IndiGo flight going from Kannur to Doha in Kerala was diverted at Mumbai airport due to a technical glitch.