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US plane makes emergency landing in Delhi
February 20, 2004 15:59 IST
Last Updated: February 20, 2004 17:36 IST
A US Air Force plane with 111 people on board made an emergency landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Friday, sources said.
The KC-10 had just taken off from the airport after refuelling when a fire was noticed in the engine at 1426 IST, they said.
Fire tenders rushed to the tarmac to meet any eventuality, the sources said.
The fire was extinguished even as the aircraft was in the air and it landed safely at around 1442 IST, they said.
All the people on board were safely evacuated and the emergency was called off at 1449 IST, they said.
The plane, which had come along with F-15 fighter jets for participating in the Indo-US 'Cope-India-04' joint exercises in Gwalior, was en route to Anderson Air Base in Guam, the sources added.
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