Air India Kathmandu-bound flight makes emergency landing

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Kolkata: An Air India flight from Kolkata to Kathmandu today made an emergency landing here after the pilot informed the authorities that there was a problem with one of the engines of the plane, AI officials said.

The Kathmandu-bound flight took off at around 8.18 AM along with 56 passengers and seven crew members and after the pilot informed about a problem with the right side engine of the plane, the aircraft made an emergency landing at Kolkata at 8.31 AM due to precautionary reasons, an AI official said.

All passengers and crew members were safe and they left for Kathmandu in another flight after sometime, the official said adding, the plane which developed the technical snag has been grounded at Kolkata and was being examined by the engineers.

PTI