Technical snag forces Sonia Gandhi's plane to land in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Sept.4 : A private aircraft carrying Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday made an emergency landing at the airport in Bangalore following a technical problem.

Gandhi and Chidambaram were flying in a Falcon aircraft to Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, sources at the Bengaluru International Airport said.

Gandhi is scheduled to address a public meeting at Erode later on Thursday evening.

An aircraft from the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited was sent to the airport for taking them to Coimbatore, they said.

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