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Jetlite flight makes emergency landing; Bedi among passengers

On its way to Mumbai,the aircraft developed a technical fault in the engine.

A Ranchi-Mumbai Jetlite flight with 125 passengers on board,including Team Anna member Kiran Bedi,made an emergency landing here within 45 minutes of its take-off due to a technical snag this morning.

On its way to Mumbai,the aircraft developed a technical fault in the engine after taking-off at 9:45 am,forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport,sources said.

Airport officials said that all the passengers were safe.

Jetlite said that the passengers deplaned safely and were taken to Mumbai by another flight at 11:30 am.

Nagpur India Against Corruption coordinator Ajay Sanghi,who had a talk with Bedi after the incident,said that the former IPS officer praised the pilot for the safe landing.

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Bedi,who had gone to Jamshedpur for an event,was heading to Mumbai to participate in the ongoing World Economic Forum meet.