New Delhi: A non-scheduled Russian aircraft with 344 passengers on-board made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Saturday evening after suffering an engine failure. All passengers are reported to be safe.
"A Russia-bound aircraft from Vietnam with 345 passengers on-board made an emergency landing at the T-3 terminal of the IGI airport here, after suffering an engine failure," news agency ANI quoted Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) as saying.
The flight was on its way from Phu Quoc in Vietnam to Yekaterinburg.
The flight landed at Runway number 11 under full emergency protocol at 6:08 pm.
IGI airport official told ANI, "Information was received at Police Station IGI Airport from CISF control room at 05:22 pm regarding emergency landing of flight number ABG 8772, a non-scheduled flight. Now, the said flight has safely landed at 06:05 pm on runway number 1129."
Eight fire engines and ambulances were present at the runway as the flight landed.