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American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Delhi

New Delhi, Jun 21 :  A Chicago-bound American Airlines flight with 246 passengers and crew onboard today landed under emergency conditions due to technical problem in one of its engines soon after it took off

PTI [ Updated: June 21, 2011 16:52 IST ]
american airlines plane makes emergency landing in delhi
american airlines plane makes emergency landing in delhi

New Delhi, Jun 21 :  A Chicago-bound American Airlines flight with 246 passengers and crew onboard today landed under emergency conditions due to technical problem in one of its engines soon after it took off from IGI airport here.


All passengers onboard the Boeing 777 aircraft were safe, a statement from American Airlines said.

The American Airlines Flight 293 took off from Delhi at 12:25 AM and was airborne at 12:47 AM.

But 10 minutes later, the captain informed the Delhi airport authorities that he would be making emergency landing because right engine of the aircraft was experiencing problem with the electrical generator system, the statement said.

The aircraft landed safely after dumping fuel, it said, adding all the passengers were provided hotel accommodation.

American Airlines operates daily direct flights between New Delhi and Chicago.

"The aircraft landed back safely and that all required safety procedures and emergency landing procedures were carried out by airport fire and medical service," an airport official said.

The aircraft is undergoing technical repairs and the flight is likely to take off again for Chicago by at 1900 hours. PTI

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