American Airlines jet makes emergency landing in New Delhi Airport

Jun 21, 2011

An American Airlines jetliner carrying 231 passengers has made an emergency landing at New Delhi's international airport, but no one was injured.

Richa, an American Airlines official, says the aircraft returned to Indira Gandhi International Airport about 20 minutes after taking off for Chicago at midnight Monday.

Richa, who uses one name, says the pilot complained that the plane was having technical difficulties.

The aircraft dumped the fuel it was carrying before landing. Richa said that the passengers were in a hotel and that the flight would resume later Tuesday.

American Airlines operates a daily direct flight between New Delhi and Chicago.