Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:24:41 GMT | By IANS

Air India relief plane returns, India lauds Pakistan's cooperation

New Delhi/Islamabad: A special Air India relief plane landed at Delhi airport Monday with 122 passengers of another flight that had to make an emergency landing in Pakistan's southern Sindh province early Monday morning. India lauded the "good cooperation" from the Pakistani authorities for ensuring the safe return of the passengers.

Special plane with stranded passengers reaches Delhi

India sent the Air India Airbus A-320 to pick up the passengers from Nawabshah airport in Sindh. Flight AI-940, which departed Abu Dhabi at 0015 hours Monday after originating from Bahrain, had to make the landing at Nawabshah airport early Monday after the pilot noticed a hydraulic failure warning.

The pilot made the emergency landing at about 2:57 am (IST) in Nawabshah.

The passengers looked visibly relieved and happy to be back home.

"This sort of thing can happen with any airline and this does not mean that I will not be travelling with AI again. It was one of the scariest experiences but I am relieved to be home," U. Radhakrishnan, who had gone to meet his daughter in Abu Dhabi, told IANS at Delhi airport.

"The crew was very good and we were treated very nicely. I will surely be traveling with Air India again," said 19-year-old Akshay Purohit.

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