Indore, January 5: A technical glitch in one of its engines forced a chartered plane to land again at Madhya Pradesh International Airport shortly after dropping Union Minister Nisith Pramanik at the airport and taking off for Delhi, an official said on Wednesday.
The Minister was not on board the aircraft when the technical problem was noticed by the pilot.
A plane chartered by a private company dropped Pramanik at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore on Tuesday, airport manager Prabodh Sharma said.
After dropping the Minister off at the airport, the plane departed for Delhi at 6:40 p.m. The plane had reached about 50 nautical miles (about 92 km) from Indore when the pilot realized that one of His two engines had developed a problem.The pilot landed at the airport again at 7:19 p.m. after obtaining clearance from air traffic control (ATC), he said.
Sharma denied that it was an emergency load. He said the pilot landed the plane in the normal way.
“Pramanik was not on board the flight when he returned to land. Only the crew members were flying when the plane returned to Indore due to a technical problem,” he added.
Officials said Pramanik, who is also MOS for Sports, came to Indore on Tuesday evening to usher in the 71st National Junior Basketball Championship here.
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