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Published on : Saturday, July 16, 2016
Air India flight AI 433A had to make an emergency landing right after it took off from the Gaya International Airport on 15th July, Friday. The flight faced a mid-air emergency with 134 people on-board near Gaya. The flight was destined to Delhi via the Indian city of Varanasi.
The flight was carrying 127 passengers including former Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, and several European, Japanese, Sri Lankan and Thai travelers.
The flight took off from Gaya and only after eight to ten minutes of the take off, the pilot detected an oil leakage in the landing wheel, which was not letting the landing gear to retract.
The airport director of Gaya, Dilip Kumar informed that the passengers were accommodated in and around Bodh Gaya and they would board flight from the same airport on Saturday 16th July.
The authorities informed that a technical team would arrive to rectify the snag on the Airbus A320.
None of the passengers and the crew members was reported to be injured during the landing.
Many passengers expressed anger against the poor maintenance of the aircrafts flying between Gaya and Delhi. Previously, one engine of the same flight stopped working mid air while traveling between Varanasi and Delhi.
The Air India authority did not give any comment on this subject yet.