Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: History was created in the annals of Visakhapatnam airport as the night-landing operation for the commercial aircraft commenced on Sunday with the SpiceJet flight 221 from New Delhi via Hyderabad arriving here at 7.05 p.m. and taking off to Mumbai as flight 402 via Hyderabad at 7.40 p.m., at least 10 minutes before its scheduled departure time. Union Minister of State for Mines T. Subbarami Reddy formally inaugurated the night landing facility and travelled to Hyderabad in the flight. Bobbili MP Botcha Jhansi Lakshmi was another prominent passenger. The Boeing 737 was commanded by Pilot Varma. Co-Pilot was P. Sankar.