AirAsia India flight makes emergency landing in Goa

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Mumbai: A technical snag forced an AirAsia India flight carrying 168 passengers to Bengaluru from Goa to return and make an emergency landing.

The aircraft, however, landed safely, the airline said in a statement.

The AirAsia India flight took off at around 7.34 am from Goa but landed back at 8.12 am, according to flight tracking website Flightradar24.com.

“AirAsia India flight00i5 1325–from Goa to Bengaluru returned to Goa shortly after takeoff due to a technical fault,” the airline said in a statement without specifying what the fault was.

The aircraft-Airbus A320–landed safely at the Goa airport, and all affected guests are being attended to by the airline’s ground staff as the aircraft undergoes recovery, it added. PTI