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Brussels attacks: Stranded Jet Airways aircraft with 242 passengers reaches Delhi

New Delhi: A Jet Airways aircraft carrying 242 passengers, who were stranded in Belgian capital Brussels following the string of explosions on airport and metro station, arrived in New Delhi from Amsterdam today morning. The

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 25, 2016 12:55 IST ]
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New Delhi: A Jet Airways aircraft carrying 242 passengers, who were stranded in Belgian capital Brussels following the string of explosions on airport and metro station, arrived in New Delhi from Amsterdam today morning.

The flight landed at the Indira Gandhi airport here at around 5:30, a Jet Airways spokesperson said.

The flight had 214 passengers and 28 crew members, the spokesperson said.

Jet Airways flight 9w1229 from Amsterdam to Delhi and then onwards to Mumbai had departed from Amsterdam at 1654 hours local time yesterday after the airline combined its Mumbai flight with it.

The airline had yesterday announced to fly three flights, one each to Mumbai, Delhi and Toronto from Amsterdam to fly its passengers, who were stuck in Brussels due to the deadly terror attack on the airport and metro station in the Belgian capital on Tuesday.

However, the airline cancelled Mumbai flight due to a snag in the aircraft and combined it with Delhi flight.

At least 34 people were reported killed and over 140 injured in a string of explosions that rocked the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday morning. The apparently coordinated attacks come four days after Salah Abdaslam, a prime suspect in the November 13 Paris attacks, was captured alive from Brussels.

 

(With PTI inputs)

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