Jet Airways flight develops technical glitch at Khajuraho airport
Bhopal, April 13: Jet Airways flight on Monday, April 13 experienced a technical glitch with the landing gear after landing at Khajuraho airport in Madhya Pradesh.
All 67 people on-board are said to be safe. Jet Airways has accommodated passengers in an another flight.
While talking to OneIndia, a Jet Airways official clarified that there was no fire in the aircraft and the earlier report was misleading.
"Safety chutes were deployed all people onboard disembarked safely and were transferred to the terminal", the airlines said in an official statement.
According to reports, the flight B737-800 was flying Delhi to Varanasi via Khajuraho. There were 59 passengers on board along with eight crew members.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been informed about the incident and authorties are looking into what caused the technical snag.
In its official statement, the airlines said, "Jet Airways flight 9W 2423 on landing at Khajuraho airport had a technical problem with the landing gear. As a safety precaution all passengers and crew were evacuated on the runway. All passengers and crew are safe and have been shifted to the terminal."
Jet Airways also informed about the incident on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter:
Statement: Incident to Jet Airways flight 9W 2423. pic.twitter.com/FMsHs4o1f2— Jet Airways (@jetairways) April 13, 2015