GoAir flight detects error after take-off, returns back to Leh

Jammu: A Jammu-bound GoAir flight, with 112 passengers and crew members on board, returned to the Leh airport on Saturday shortly after takeoff due to some “technical snag”, officials said.

The Delhi-Leh-Jammu flight left the Leh airport in the Ladakh region for Jammu at 9.20 am, but returned within 10 minutes, an official of the GoAir said.

He said the flight developed some “technical snag” after going air-borne, forcing the pilot to return to the airport.

All the passengers and crew members, comprising two pilots and four other staff, are safe, he said

The official said the flight has been grounded and a team of engineers are reaching Leh form Delhi for inspection and necessary repairs.

If given a clearance, the flight might leave for its destination only tomorrow, he said, adding that the airline was working to accommodate the passengers in other flights to ensure their departure today itself. (PTI)

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