Sources also said that the flight developed an engine trouble and made emergency landing. There were 151 passengers and six crew members in the aircraft.
Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan , state home minister Kodiyari Balakrishnan and water resources minister, M K Premchandran were also among the passengers.
I A Dhas, area marketing manager of Indian Airlines said, "The flight IC 466 landed around 10:00 am and a relief aircraft has been asked to take the passengers." Dhas also said, "The VVIPs were accommodated in the lounge while passengers were shifted to a nearby hotel."