Patna-bound Go First flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur
- The Go First flight was carrying 139 passengers.
- The flight made a safe landing at Nagpur airport.
- The airline has arranged an alternate aircraft to accommodate the passengers.
A Patna-bound Go First flight from Bengaluru with 139 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport on Saturday due to a malfunctioning engine, reported PTI. The flight made a safe landing at the airport at 11.15 am. All passengers and crew were safe.
"The pilot of the Go First flight contacted Nagpur ATC to inform that one of the engines of the plane is facing a problem, and made a request for emergency landing at Nagpur airport," director of the Nagpur airport, Abid Ruhi, told PTI.
"We made all requisite arrangements by declaring it as full-scale emergency, which includes making available runways, fire tenders, doctors, ambulances and requires coordination with the police. Fortunately, the flight made a safe landing, director of the Nagpur airport,” Abid Ruhi added.
After being deplaned, passengers were served refreshments. The airline has arranged an alternate aircraft to accommodate the passengers which will depart for Patna at 4:45 PM.
Nagpur airport director Abid Ruhi told news agency PTI that flight G8 873 of Go First made a safe landing at 11.15 am.
A spokesperson of Go First said that the flight from Bengaluru to Patna was diverted to Nagpur due to a faulty engine warning in the cockpit, which “necessitated the captain to shut down the engine as a precautionary measure”.
A statement issued by Go First (erstwhile GoAir) said that the flight G8 873 from Bengaluru to Patna was diverted to Nagpur due to a "faulty engine warning in the cockpit, which necessitated the captain to shut down the engine as a precautionary measure".
"Thereafter, the captain followed the standard operating procedures and landed safely at Nagpur airport. All the passengers have been deplaned and served refreshments. Go First has taken utmost care and rendered all the requisite assistance to the passengers," it said.