A passenger on board felt uneasy and complained of breathing difficulty following which the flight was diverted to Bhubaneswar.
“This three km long ELF has been constructed at the cost of 45 crore along with three helipads, as per military requirements, at Kundapura, Singhania and Bakasar villages,” said Gadkari.
Two National Highway passing through Odisha to be developed as landing strips for military aircrafts
Once developed, the strips will not solely be used for emergency landings. Once they are used for landing of aircraft, the service road will be used for smooth flow of road traffic.
The National Highways Authority of India has developed a 3-km section of Satta-Gandhav stretch of NH-925A as an Emergency Landing Facility for the Indian Air Force.
The plane had no passengers, due to the COVID- 19 restrictions on international travel to certain destinations, and was only carrying cargo and a crew of eight.
Soon after the An-28 plane disappeared in the Tomsk region in western Siberia, rescue helicopters spotted it in a field.
Local media reported that one pilot was in critical condition, and the other was in serious condition.
The pilot had to issue a 'May Day' call, made to seek help in times of distress, and the the Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320 Neo plane landed at the Kolkata airport under full emergency conditions