THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


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

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).

tourismRussiantransport
By Anton 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.

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.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Hundreds rally for justice at Thammasat

Rorri,waiting for other governments to do something ? Why don't you come out of your inactivity ...(Read More)


Hotels lean on locals as market shrivels

@ shwe. You may not need a high education for "make beds",but the job of a room maid is a ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

"Could be actually from the insurgent deep south" And K,do all those people pose a danger ...(Read More)


Hundreds rally for justice at Thammasat

@R. And you think isolating countries with a questionable democracy would change anything ? It woul...(Read More)


Hundreds rally for justice at Thammasat

On what basis would maritime unions ban exports? It would deprive it's members of income. That i...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

Problem with thai Officials you can not trust them as their web site not functions. If they deny rec...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration confirms 24-hour reporting lifted for more foreigners, 90-day reports remain unchanged

How many of the 200,000 or more Thai on Phuket, not registered, could be actually from the 'insu...(Read More)


Hundreds rally for justice at Thammasat

International maritime unions should ban all exports, from Thailand, and a case should be raised wit...(Read More)


Hotels lean on locals as market shrivels

pity Thailand cannot reduce its dependence on tourism, but that industry does not need skilled labor...(Read More)


Phuket calls for prompt government support over COVID-19 fallout

Wish Phuket Chamber of Commerce would have made itselfs strong for 'Water' on Phuket in the ...(Read More)