Emergency landing: India in touch with mission in Pakistan

July 9th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is in touch with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad over an emergency landing by an Air India flight in Pakistan early Monday.

The pilot has informed that all passengers and crew on board are safe. The external affairs ministry said it is in constant touch with the Indian High Commission and the pilot. A relief plane is awaited to bring passengers back to India, said official sources.

An Air India flight bound for New Delhi from Abu Dhabi with 122 passengers and six crew members made an emergency landing in Pakistan early Monday due to what is being called a technical fault. All on board were reported safe.

The carrier said a relief aircraft would be sent to Nawabshah airport in Pakistan’s Sindh province to bring those on board back by afternoon.

The Abu Dhabi-New Delhi flight AI940, which originated from Bahrain, was forced to make the landing after a hydraulic failure warning, an airline official said.

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