Friday, March 25th, 2016

Indians stranded in Belgium reach Delhi

Narada Desk | March 25, 2016 2:26 pm Print

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A Jet airways aircraft carrying 242 persons including 28 crew members, who were stranded in Belgian capital Brussels following the deadly terror attack on airport and metro station, arrived Delhi from Amsterdam today morning.

A Jet Airways spokesperson said that the flight landed at the Indira Gandhi airport here at around 5:30. The flight had 214 passengers and 28 crew members, the spokesperson said.

Jet Airways flight 9w1229 from Amsterdam to Delhi and then onwards to Mumbai had departed from Amsterdam at 1654 hours local time yesterday after the airline combined its Mumbai flight with it.

The airline had yesterday announced to fly three flights, one each to Mumbai, Delhi and Toronto from Amsterdam to fly its passengers, who were stuck in Brussels due to the deadly terror attack on the airport and metro station in the Belgian capital on Tuesday.

“I was coming from Toronto and as soon as we arrived at the airport and when to the arrival bay, within 15 minutes they were asking us to evacuate as soon as possible. We had no idea what had happened,” a woman passenger said after arriving Delhi.

“I was just landing when the blast took place. So, we could not get inside the airport (terminal building),” said another passenger.

“We were taken to some other place. We were taken care of very well,” he added.

As all flights in and out of Brussels were cancelled after the blasts, the airline transferred its passengers to Amsterdam. Another Jet Airways flight 9W 1230 flew to Toronto from Amsterdam today.