FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket-bound flight makes emergency landing in India, leaves 380 tourists stranded

PHUKET: A Boeing jet carrying 380 tourists from Moscow to Phuket was forced to make an emergency landing in India due to technical issues yesterday morning (Feb 4).

tourismRussiantransportAnton Makhrov

Monday 5 February 2018, 09:57AM


The Nordwind Boeing 777-330ER (the one pictured here) failed to reach Phuket yesterday (Feb 4) due to technical problems. Photo: Anna Zvereva / Wikimedia Commons

The Nordwind Boeing 777-330ER (the one pictured here) failed to reach Phuket yesterday (Feb 4) due to technical problems. Photo: Anna Zvereva / Wikimedia Commons

The Boeing 777-330ER aircraft, belonging to the Nordwind Airlines’ fleet, made an emergency landing in the Indian capital New Dehli around 7am (about 5:30am local time), reported the Russian Association of Tour Operators (ATOR), citing Nordwind’s mother-company PEGAS Touristik.

The plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to undisclosed technical issues. As reported by ATOR, the issues could not be fixed by New Dehli airport staff, thus forcing some 380 tourists to wait at least overnight until two other planes could pick them to continue their journey.

After the forced landing in Delhi, passengers and crew had to spend about nine hours on board while the visa formalities were being solved. Then all of them were accommodated in hotels.

“Passengers feel fine, none of the has complained about their health so far,” said Mikhail Vorobyev, head of the consular department of the Russian Embassy in India, when contacted by TASS news agency yesterday afternoon.

QSI International School Phuket

Mr Vorobyev also mentioned that weather conditions in Moscow at the time prevented the pick-up planes from leaving the Russian capital and flying to India.

“According to our data, the departure of these planes from Moscow was delayed due to weather conditions. So far the passengers remain in the Indian capital. They will have to spend the night here,” Mr Vorobyev said.

The stranded tourists are presumed to be mostly Russian clients of Pegas Touristik.


Update: Both reserve planes from Moscow have now reached Delhi, picked up the tourists and left India for Phuket.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

 

Phuket community
Phuket jet-ski mechanic drowns in lake test drive

I started writing but couldn't be bothered......!...(Read More)


Motorcyclist killed while exiting Phuket underpass

I regular become 'overtaken' by high speed motorbikes on 1 lane underpass ( near central fes...(Read More)


Phuket jet-ski mechanic drowns in lake test drive

Known to be not a good swimmer, and not wearing life jacket, as all over the world people do if they...(Read More)


The ‘Cat Man’ of Aleppo

Men who help cats- heroes. Women who help cats- crazy....(Read More)


Phuket jet-ski mechanic drowns in lake test drive

That someone who can't swim would get on a jet-ski without a bouyancy vest at all never mind reg...(Read More)


First Phuket monkeys relocated to Koh Payu

Officials are happy but I am not sure about happiness amongst monkeys to be relocated on islands wit...(Read More)


First Phuket monkeys relocated to Koh Payu

Now the Wild life Education Centre + other 'relevant' government officials have to continuou...(Read More)


Phuket residents happy with wild monkey campaign, says wildlife chief

Spelling error, should be Wild Lie Chief. A post that has been too long neglected here....(Read More)


Pattaya vendor fined for threatening to shoot Chinese tourists

re: "Mr.Trump/Netanjahu in jail" Perhaps they should. I can't recall anywhere else in...(Read More)


Motorcyclist killed while exiting Phuket underpass

Since motorbikes are clearly forbidden from entering these underpasses I'd say it's a clear ...(Read More)