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Russia-bound charter flight from Vietnam with 344 on board makes emergency landing in Delhi

Russia-bound charter flight from Vietnam with 344 on board makes emergency landing in Delhi

A Russia-bound non-scheduled flight from Vietnam had to make an emergency landing at Delhi’s IGI airport on Saturday evening due to a technical fault. The flight was carrying 344 passengers on board, however all of them were reported to be safe.

Officials say the non-scheduled flight ABG 8772 was headed to Yekaterinburg in Russia from Phu Quoc (Vietnam) when it suffered a technical problem mid-journey. Sources say the flight requested an emergency landing from the ATC at Delhi and a full emergency was declared around 5:15pm for the flight.

Sanjay Bhatia, DCP (IGI) airport confirmed the incident.

“We received information from the CISF control room at 5:22pm about the emergency landing of flight ABG 8772. The non-scheduled flight landed safely at around 6:05 pm with 344 passengers.”

Both fire engines and ambulances were rushed to the spot, however airport officials say this is the standard operating procedure and normal operations have been resumed.

“There was no fire or smoke. Fire engines and ambulances are part of the SOP. All passengers are safe and normal operations have resumed,” said an official.

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