Russia-bound aircraft makes emergency landing at IGI
New Delhi: A Russia-bound aircraft from Vietnam, carrying 345 passengers on-board, made an emergency landing at the T-3 terminal of the IGI airport here on Saturday, after suffering an engine failure, a DIAL spokesperson said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) airport Sanjay Bhatia confirmed the incident.
All passengers were reported safe and all standard operating procedures were put into action during the emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport at 6.10 pm, he said.
The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) spokesperson said the non-scheduled flight, numbered RL-772, was going from Phu-Quoe in Vietnam to Yekaterinburg Russia.
Officials said the non-scheduled flight suffered a technical problem mid-journey.
Sources claimed that the flight requested an emergency landing from the Air Traffic Control at Delhi and a full emergency was declared around 5.15pm for the flight.
"Six fire tenders rushed to the runway immediately. This, however, is a routine procedure for any emergency landing. No smoke was detected from the flight," an official said.