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Stranded Indians of terror attack in Brussels return home

A Jet Airways aircraft today brought back 242 Indians including 28 crew members, who were stranded following the deadly terror attacks on airport and metro station in the Belgian capital Brussels on Tuesday.

The ‘recovery’ flight 9W 1229 from Amsterdam, which landed here this morning, also carried onboard the passengers who were bound for Mumbai as their flight was cancelled at the last minute due to a technical problem in the aircraft.

The airline had earlier taken all its stranded passengers in Brussels to the Dutch capital by road.

“The flight 9W 1229 carrying 214 passengers, including 69 bound for Mumbai, along with 28 Jet Airways crew members landed at IGI airport at 5.10 AM,” a Jet Airways spokesperson said.

“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 here while narrating her ordeal at the Brussels airport.

She said that there were hundreds of passengers running out with their baggages. “From there we found out that there were three blasts.”

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