A Royal Nepal flight made an emergency landing at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport within 30 minutes of taking off.

The flight, RA-218, had to make an emergency landing due to issues in the functioning of wing flaps. It had 160 people on-board, all of which are safe, reported the Indo-Asian News Service.

Flaps are devices that boost the lift of an airplane wing at a given speed.

"Operations on runway 28 have been shut down due to the incident, but all passengers were safely evacuated."

The Kathamandu-bound flight took off from the Delhi airport at 8pm, but made an emergency landing at around 8:30pm.

It landed safely on runway 28, following which the runway was closed.

Airport officials were quoted by the Indian Express as saying: “The plane landed safely on runway 28 of IGI airport and after the safe landing, the aircraft was taken to one of the taxi bays where one of its tyres burst. Operations on runway 28 have been shut down due to the incident, but all passengers were safely evacuated.”

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This incident did not impact airport operations.