American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at IGI

American Airlines flight
New Delhi, Jun 21: A Chicago-bound American Airlines flight with 246 passengers and crew onboard today (Jun 21) 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, an American Airline spokesperson 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 spokesperson said.

The aircraft landed safely after dumping fuel, the spokesperson 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.


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