x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Air India flight makes emergency landing after pilot gets locked out of cockpit

The cockpit door of Delhi-Bangalore flight while the captain was using the toilet, forcing the co-pilot to make an unscheduled landing in central India.

NEW DELHI // The cockpit door of an Air India plane got jammed during a flight while the captain was using the toilet, forcing an emergency landing by the co-pilot in central India, the airline confirmed.

An airline statement said the captain could not return to the cockpit because the door was locked and that all efforts to open it, even from inside, failed during yesterday's flight from New Delhi to the southern Indian city of Bangalore.

The co-pilot landed the plane at the nearest airport. The door was fixed by ground maintenance staff and the plane resumed its flight.

The airline said the incident posed no danger to the passengers.