Muscat: A Kochi bound flight of the Indian budget airline, Spicejet, was forced to make an emergency landing at Muscat International Airport around 4 am on Wednesday.
Speaking to the Observer, an official at Spicejet at Muscat said, The aircraft, which took off from Dubai at 2 am local time developed some technical issues midway in its flight and was subsequently diverted to land at Muscat around 4 am.
The flight (SG18) was initially rescheduled to leave Muscat at 1.30 pm as it may be noted that the airport in Kochi is closed for maintenance between 10 am and 6 pm.”
Santhosh Puthuppally and John Bosco mentioned about the emergency landing at Muscat Airport in their Facebook post.
Speaking to the Observer, Puthuppally said his father in law was travelling in the same SG18 flight from Kochi.
The flight finally departed at 3 pm to arrive in Kochi around 7 pm.
The diversion also confirmed on flightradar24.com.