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Go First Bengaluru-Patna flight forced into emergency landing at Nagpur due to engine trouble

Bengaluru-Patna flight makes emergency landing at Nagpur airport due to engine glitch. (Representational Image).

A Go First flight on its way from Bengaluru to Patna with 139 people on board made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport due to a technical problem in the engine of the aircraft.

A faulty engine warning light started flashing in the cockpit, prompting the pilot to shut down the engine.

"Go First flight G8 873 from Bengaluru to Patna was diverted to Nagpur due to a faulty engine warning in the cockpit which necessitated the captain to shut down the engine as a precautionary measure. Thereafter the captain followed the standard operating procedures and landed safely at Nagpur airport," the airline said in a statement.

The flight made a safe landing at the airport at 11.15 am. All passengers have been deplaned, according to the statement.

"We made all requisite arrangements by declaring it as full-scale emergency, which includes making available runways, fire tenders, doctors, ambulances and requires coordination with the police,” the statement added. 

The airline said an alternative aircraft has been arranged to accommodate the passengers which will leave for Patna at 1645 hrs.