New York -Delhi Air India Flight Develops Tech Glitch, Makes Emergency Landing At Stockholm
New Delhi: An Air India New York -Delhi flight (AI106) with around 300 passengers made an emergency landing at Sweden’s Stockholm airport after it developed a technical snag, as reported by the news agency ANI on Wednesday.
All passengers are safe. According to ANI, a large number of fire engines were deployed at the airport as the flight made an emergency landing. Earlier on Monday, an Air India flight from New York to Delhi (AI-102) was diverted to London due to a medical emergency onboard.
The flight was diverted to Stockholm on Wednesday due to an oil leak in one of the engines, according to a senior official, as reported by the news agency PTI. The senior DGCA official said the flight, operated with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, had an oil leak in one of the engines.
Following the oil leak, the engine was shut down, and later the flight landed safely in Stockholm, the official added. During the ground inspection, oil was seen coming out from the drain mast of engine two, the official said, adding that the inspection is in progress, PTI reported.
Air India issued a statement over the incident and said that the flight landed safely at Stockholm airport. Passengers have been provided lounge access and meals. “Air India’s flight AI 106 from Newark to Delhi faced a technical issue and was diverted to Stockholm early this morning with 284 pax and 8 infants on board. The flight landed safely at Stockholm airport. Passengers have been provided lounge access and meals,” the statement read.
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