Lahore: The relief aircraft which was sent to Pakistan to bring back the passengers who were on board the Delhi-bound Air India flight that had made an emergency landing, have taken off from Pakistan and is expected to land in New Delhi by 4 pm.

"The relief plane carrying stranded passengers has taken off from Pakistan and is expected to land in New Delhi by 4 pm," the Indian authorities said.

Air India dispatched an Airbus A320 to Nawabshah on Monday afternoon to ferry the passengers back to India. The relief flight also carried engineers who would repair the other aircraft.

Earlier, the Air India flight with 130 people on board, come from Abu Dhabi, had made an emergency landing at Nawabshah airport in southern Sindh province after its hydraulic system failed.

The plane landed at Nawabshah airport in southern Sindh province at 3.37 am local time.

All 122 passengers and eight crew members on board the Airbus 319 aircraft are safe, officials said.

"The aircraft was flying over Pakistani air space when the pilot saw a warning light in the cockpit and sought permission to land at the nearest airport which was Nawabshah," an Air India spokesperson said in New Delhi.

(JPN/Agencies/Mid-Day)

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