Mid-air scare as AI flight from Bhubaneswar develops snag

Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped passengers of Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Air India flight (AI 670) today as the aircraft developed technical snag mid-air.

As per Bhubaneswar Airport sources, failure of one of the engines of the aircraft, which departed from the Biju Patnaik International Airport here at 5.07 pm, was detected following which it made an emergency landing at Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur at 5.57 pm. All the 89 passengers onboard the aircraft are reportedly safe.

“We saw fire emerging from the left side engine of the aircraft. All of us were scared. However, prompt action taken by the Air India authorities ensured safe landing of the aircraft at Raipur airport,” a passenger said.

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