Singapore Airlines plane, carrying 228 people, makes emergency landing at Delhi airport

Singapore Airlines plane, carrying 228 people, makes emergency landing at Delhi airport
SINGAPORE, Jan. 7, 2014. (Xinhua/IANs) -- Singapore Airlines flight SQ9317 lands in Singapore's Changi Airport, Jan. 7, 2014. Singapore Airlines sent a replacement aircraft from Singapore to Baku, Azerbaijan to pick up passengers and cabin crew who were stranded after a flight operated by the company made an emergency landing there on Monday. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

New Delhi: A Singapore Airlines aircraft carrying 228 people on Wednesday made an emergency landing in the national capital after experiencing a glitch with the nose wheel, an official said.

Coming from Singapore, the A380-800 plane made a hard landing and was later towed away from the runway to the parking stand, according to a passenger onboard.

The airport official said full emergency was declared for SQ 406 Singapore-Delhi flight having 228 people on board. The plane, which experienced some problem with its nose wheel, made a safe landing, he added.

Further, the official said the plane landed on runway 28 at around 8.20 pm where it was halted. The aircraft finally vacated the runway at around 8.38pm.

According to the passenger, there was apparently "loss of steering capacity" for the plane, which also aborted landing once.

Singapore Airlines could not be immediately contacted for comments.

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