Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing at Yangon

Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing at Yangon

A Ho Chi Minh City-bound Jet Airways flight via Bangkok carrying 184 passengers on board from the Chhtrapati Shivaji International Airport here made an emergency landing at Myanmar's Yangon airport due to a snag in the Boeing 737 aircraft.

Jet Airways flight 9W-070 from Mumbai to Bangkok was diverted to Yangon on January 5, 2016 due to technical reasons. The aircraft landed safely at 1410 hours local time in Yangon, the airline said in a statement today.

Jet Airways operated a relief flight from Delhi to Yangon to fly the stranded passengers to Bangkok, it said. The incident, which happened yesterday, forced the airline to cancel its flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Bangkok and vice versa.

The airline said that as a result of the diversion, its flights from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City and from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok were cancelled.

The airline made alternate travel arrangements for guests travelling between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City, it said adding at Jet Airways safety of our guests and crew is of prime importance. We regret any inconvenience caused to guests.

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