Locked in the cockpit,Air India pilot lands under emergency conditions

The pilot,who wanted a bathroom break,landed the Air India jet under emergency condition.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:May 14, 2013 8:49 pm

The pilot of a Bangalore-bound Air India aircraft,with around 125 passengers on board,landed under emergency conditions at Bhopal airport when he found the cockpit door jammed as he tried to open it to visit the washroom,airline sources said today.

The pilot of Airbus A-320,operating flight AI-403 from Delhi,made the landing yesterday evening under emergency conditions at Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal. He wanted to go to the washroom but he found the door locked,they said.

The flight had taken off from Delhi around 1700 hours and landed at Bhopal an hour later.

After Air India’s technicians fixed the problem,the aircraft pursued its onward journey around 2000 hours and reached Bangalore without any trouble,the sources said. AI-403 is a direct flight from Delhi to Bangalore.

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