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Aircraft makes emergency landing after engine failure

Friday, 24 January 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A micro-light aircraft used by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) made an emergency landing on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) on Thursday. 

The aircraft owned by the Army Aviation Core was forced to land following a technical glitch leading to engine failure. The two pilots who were flying the trainer aircraft were found  hale and hearty.

"The incident took place around 1:45 pm on the highway near Sadarpur village, Ghaziabad. The plane had two pilots onboard and both of them are safe," said Kalanidhi Naithani, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ghaziabad.

According to a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official, the aircraft made an emergency landing in Meerut at 2 pm following engine failure.

"The left wing of the aircraft, which departed from Bareilly for the Hindon airbase at 11.16 am, suffered some damages in the incident but traffic movement on the highway remained normal," said the official.

"The NCC has been using the aircraft for training," Deputy Superintendent of police (Sadar) Anshu Jain said.

The Eastern Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal Expressway or National Expressway 2 is a 135-km-long, six-lane expressway passing through the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. It is located around 50 km from the national capital.

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