<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight with 111 passengers on-board made an emergency landing at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) on Tuesday evening after the pilot spotted fire in its cargo hold.The flight that departed from Udaipur had 111 passengers on board. However, around 6.31, the pilot signaled the Air Traffic Control (ATC) for an emergency landing. The ATC immediately gave the aircraft permission to land and finally the flight landed at 6.50 pm. Fire emergency services at the airport along with emergency team immediately rushed to the landing area and all passengers, including the crew, were disembarked by 7:05 pm.Confirming the same, Manoj Gangal, Director, SVPI said, “As soon as the pilot signaled the ATC for emergency landing of aircraft that departed from Udaipur, we had kept our team ready. Since our priority were passengers, as soon as the aircraft landed, it was parked at a remote parking so as to not interfere with other movement at the airport. All on board were evacuated and disembarkation was completed at 7:05 pm.”
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>More than 100 passengers, some of them foreigners, had a tough time on Wednesday when their Dubai-bound flight, 549 Air Emirates flight, was reportedly cancelled. The fllight was scheduled to take off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) at 4.30 am.A group of the passengers, several of them Australians, created a ruckus saying that were only informed about the delay until it was already four hours late. A passenger, who looked shocked abiout the incident, said, “We were not informed that the flight was cancelled til we created an uproar. We were only provided a hotel accommodation after 9.30 am. The next Air Emirates flight to Dubai is now at 6.30 pm.” Those from the city who were on their way to Dubai returned home.When contacted, airport director Manoj Gangal said the flight was ‘delayed’ due to technical reasons.“We thought that a bird hit might have led to the delay and it would take only a few hours,” The passenger said.TALE OF TEARSFlight was scheduled to take off from SVPI airport at 4.30 am. It was later scheduled for 6.30 pm.