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Emergency landing by plane at LGBI Airport

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, June 10 � Fifty-two people on board Silchar-Guwahati Air India flight had a narrow escape today when the plane lost one of its nose wheels during take-off and had to land under emergency conditions at Guwahati airport.

All the 52 people - 48 passengers and four crew members- on ATR 9760 flight are safe, Air India sources said.

Sources said the plane lost one of the nose wheels during take-off from Silchar airport, 235 km from here, this morning. The pilot Captain Urmila, however, flew the plane to Guwahiti which has better landing facilities and the aircraft landed under emergency conditions at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here. Civil Aviation Regulator DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident. �A senior official Sanit Kumar, Deputy Director, Air Safety, is rushing there to probe the incident,� Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) EK Bharatbhushan told PTI.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi congratulated Captain Urmila and co-pilot Yashu for saving the the lives of the 52 people.

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Emergency landing by plane at LGBI Airport

GUWAHATI, June 10 � Fifty-two people on board Silchar-Guwahati Air India flight had a narrow escape today when the plane lost one of its nose wheels during take-off and had to land under emergency conditions at Guwahati airport.

All the 52 people - 48 passengers and four crew members- on ATR 9760 flight are safe, Air India sources said.

Sources said the plane lost one of the nose wheels during take-off from Silchar airport, 235 km from here, this morning. The pilot Captain Urmila, however, flew the plane to Guwahiti which has better landing facilities and the aircraft landed under emergency conditions at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here. Civil Aviation Regulator DGCA has ordered a probe into the incident. �A senior official Sanit Kumar, Deputy Director, Air Safety, is rushing there to probe the incident,� Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) EK Bharatbhushan told PTI.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi congratulated Captain Urmila and co-pilot Yashu for saving the the lives of the 52 people.