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Paris-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing in Delhi after mid-air technical glitch

An Air India flight going to Paris has made an emergency landing at Delhi airport. Fortunately, all 210 passengers on board are safe. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: An Air India flight going to Paris has made an emergency landing at Delhi airport. Fortunately, all 210 passengers on board are safe. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

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The Air India B787-800 aircraft VT-AND operating flight AI143 (Delhi-Paris) was involved in air turnback due to slats drive snag message.

According to the information, flight number AI 143 took off for Paris from Delhi airport at around 1:28 pm. It was just a while before the departure of the flight that at about 2:03 some fault was detected in it. The pilot informed the air traffic controller at Delhi airport about this. After this it was decided to bring the plane back to Delhi airport.

The plane made an emergency landing back at around 2:25 pm. During this, fire department, health aircraft and other rescue teams were present on the spot. The aircraft was landed back after the runway was cleared. What was wrong with the plane flying in the air is being ascertained. It is being told that a slight tremor was felt in it. This whole matter is being investigated.

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