New Delhi, April 20, 2017: About 60 passengers and 5 crew members aboard a Jet Airways (Dehradun-Delhi) flight had a narrow escape when the aircraft developed a problem in its nose wheel soon after landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
An airline spokesperson in a statement said that “Jet Airways flight 9W 2882, an ATR 72-500, from Dehradun to Delhi of April 19, 2017, experienced a nose wheel malfunction after landing, resulting in a steering problem.”
“All 60 guests and five crew members have been safely deplaned. Guests are being looked after by the airline’s guest service teams and the aircraft is being towed away for maintenance. Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to guests and is making alternate travel arrangements for the affected guests,” he added.
A Delhi airport official said the runway was shut for nearly two hours and after the aircraft was towed away, the operations resumed at around 1840 hours.
An inquiry has been ordered in the matter.