Coronavirus Evacuation: AI’s Second Flight from Wuhan Made Emergency Landing Due to Window Crack

Using its 423-seater B747 planes, Air India performed two particular flights to Wuhan, the epicentre of novel coronavirus outbreak in China, to evacuate general 647 Indians and 7 Maldivians.

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Updated:February 7, 2020, 10:23 PM IST

Coronavirus Evacuation: AI's Second Flight from Wuhan Made Emergency Landing Due to Window Crack
A Boeing-747 of the Air India on the New Delhi Airport ahead of its departure for Wuhan on Friday. (PTI)

New Delhi: Air India’s 2d particular flight that evacuated 323 Indians and 7 Maldivians from Wuhan in China had executed an “emergency touchdown” at Delhi airport on February 2 because of a crack in its cockpit window, a senior airline respectable mentioned.

“A windshield used to be seen to be cracked within the cockpit. Delhi Airport’s air site visitors keep watch over (ATC) used to be transmitted an emergency message via pilots in order that a concern touchdown can also be acquired.

The aircraft landed safely and with none incident” the airline respectable said.

Using its 423-seater B747 planes, Air India performed two particular flights to Wuhan, the epicentre of novel coronavirus outbreak in China, to evacuate general 647 Indians and 7 Maldivians.

The first flight had returned to Delhi airport on February 1 with 324 Indians onboard.

All Indians evacuated from Wuhan have examined destructive for novel coronavirus, said Union well being ministry on Thursday. More than 630 other people have died in China because of the radical coronavirus

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