5:16 pm - Friday May 24, 6193

United Airways makes emergency landing in India

A United Airways Bangladesh plane with 173 people on board made an emergency landing at the Vivekananda Airport in Raipur, capital of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on Friday evening.

The plane, which was on its way to Muscat from Dhaka in Bangladesh, developed an engine problem, forcing it United-Airwaysto divert and land at the Raipur airport, an airport official said. “The plane landed at 7pm.”

All the necessary arrangements were made before landing. Fire engines and ambulances were stationed near the runway, he added. A team of engineers from Nagpur inspected the aircraft to determine if the flight could resume its journey according to reports in Indian media.

Meanwhile, an official from Muscat International Airport said on Saturday, “The flight is reported to have returned back to Dhaka on Friday night. We do not have any further information at this point in time.”