Oman Air’s Muscat-Bangalore flight returns safely after technical glitch
Passengers leave for Bangalore on another aircraft
Oman Air flight on the MuscatBangalore route returned safely to its home base on Monday after it experienced a technical glitch after its takeoff at 10.25am.
The flight (WY 283), a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, had 154 passengers, three infants and six crew members on board. “Thanks to the professionalism of the well trained crew, no further discomfort was experienced by the guests on board,” the airline said.
The guests and crew disembarked smoothly.
All passengers were accommodated on another aircraft with the same flight number that took off at 3pm from Muscat. “Oman Air’s over-riding priority is to safeguard the well-being of all its customers and staff, and the airline is proud of its unblemished safety record. Oman Air provides extensive training to its crew on how to effectively manage prob- lems when they arise, and ensure passenger safety.
“It also works closely with all the airport authorities throughout its network. This incident illustrates the effectiveness of that training and co-operation,” it said.
Oman Air thanked the staff at Muscat International Airport, the ROP, Oman Airports Management Company and the Public Authority for Civil Aviation for their cooperation and assistance.