A major accident was averted at Lucknow airport on Wednesday, when the pilot of a Saudi Airlines pilot was forced to apply emergency brakes when the nose wheel developed a technical snag during the take-off.
Quoting an official PTI reported that the Saudi Airline flight number SV895 from Lucknow to Riyadh carrying 300 passengers developed the technical problem on the runway and the pilot had to apply emergency brakes to avert an accident, the senior airport official said.
Acting Director of the Airport AP Gupta told news agency UNI that Flight number SV 894 with 283 passengers was unable to take off, due to some technical reasons.
Gupta said that the scheduled time of the flight was around 1800 hrs, but due to some technical problems in plane, it was unable to move on the runway.
He said the engineers were trying to figure out the problem and after their inspection, the real position would be cleared.
As a result, the runway was blocked and all arrivals and departures had to be rescheduled, he said.
Six arrivals from various airports were diverted to IGI aiport Delhi, while three scheduled departures were held up, the official added. They included three Go Air flights, two Indigo and one Alliance Air all LKO bound from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Patna and Delhi.