NAC aircraft makes emergency landing in Delhi airport

KATHMANDU: Nepal Airlines Corporation's aircraft 9N AKW made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at 8:20 pm on Sunday, 25 minutes after taking off for Kathmandu.

The Airbus 320 was flown back to the IGIA after the crew noticed that its flaps were locked and there was glitch on auto-pilot system.

There were 152 passengers and eight crew on board the Nepali national flag bearer aircraft, piloted by Captain Subarna Awale, according to NAC sources. All of them are safe.

The aircraft has been grounded.

NAC technicians are leaving for the Indian capital Delhi at 11 am in another NAC flight to examine the grounded Airbus, according to officials at NAC flight operations department.

NAC officials said that they were rescheduling international flights after an Airbus 320 was grounded in Delhi.