U.S.-bound flight makes emergency landing at airport in India capital

08:50, June 22, 2011      

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A U.S.-bound American Airlines flight, with 246 people on board, Tuesday made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here 10 minutes after it took off, aviation sources said.

The American Airlines Flight 293 took off from the airport at 12:25 a.m. and was airborne at 12:47 a.m. Ten minutes later, it returned to the airport, citing problem in the right engine.

All passengers of the Chicago-bound Boeing 777 aircraft were safe, a spokesperson for the American Airlines told the media here.

The flight was scheduled to take off Tuesday evening after a technical check-up.

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