Pakistan-bound aircraft makes priority landing at Jaipur airport

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 November 2018, 09:25 PM
Pakistan-bound aircraft makes priority landing at Jaipur airport (Representational Image)
Pakistan-bound aircraft makes priority landing at Jaipur airport (Representational Image)

A Pakistan-bound Cirrus aircraft on Tuesday makes a priority landing at the Jaipur International Airport after a technical problem, an airport official said.

The pilot of the Cirrus SR20 plane sought permission to land following a door open warning, the official said.

“The pilot of the Karachi-bound SR-20 aircraft that took off from Lucknow for Karachi on Tuesday morning alerted Jaipur Airport Air Traffic Control (ATC) that his aircraft's 'door open' indication was showing and requested for permission for priority landing to check the aircraft doors for safety,” airport director J S Balhara said.

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The plane was landed safely after the ATC clearance as well as informed the State Intelligence Bureau and aviation securities agency about the incident

“Following the ATC clearance, the plane landed safely. Airport officials, as per Standard Operating Procedure, also informed the State Intelligence Bureau and aviation securities agency about the incident as per Standard Operating Procedure,” said the airport director.

The chartered flight, however, was not carrying any passengers at the time of landing, he said.

The Cirrus SR20 is an American piston-engine and is a four or five-seater aircraft.

 The aircraft flew for Karachi after a detailed examination that lasted for three hours, Balhara said.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 09:23 PM
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