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Air India emergency landing in Pak: How events unfolded

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First published: July 9, 2012, 2:12 PM IST | Updated: July 9, 2012
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Air India emergency landing in Pak: How events unfolded
An Air India plane made an emergency landing in Pakistan's Sindh province at the Nawabshah Airport on Monday morning at 3:30 am.

New Delhi: An Air India plane made an emergency landing in Pakistan's Sindh province at the Nawabshah Airport on Monday morning at 3:30 am. The Airbus 319 was on its way from Abu Dhabi to New Delhi and was carrying 130 passengers, who were reportedly safe.

An Air India relief plane reached Sindh with a team of engineers to repair the aircraft. It is carrying meals for the passengers. Light refreshments have also been made available to them.

Here's a timeline of how the events unfolded:

12.05 am:
Air India plane takes off from Abu Dhabi.

2.45 am:
Emergency warning lights start blinking.

2.50 am: The pilot checks all systems and tries to rectify problem.

3:00 am:
The pilot decides to make emergency landing and gets in touch with the Pakistani authorities.

3.30 am: The plane lands at Sindh region's Nawabshah Airport.

1:50 pm:
A relief plane from Delhi reaches the Nawabshah airport in Pakistan.

The passengers likely to reach India by Monday evening.

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