Staff Reporter

Bangalore: A Sri Lankan Airlines cargo aircraft got stuck on the runway after one of its engines developed a technical snag at the HAL airport here on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Soumendhu Mukherji told The Hindu that the Colombo-bound cargo flight UL9172 developed a technical snag while taking off at 7.30 p.m. The runway was blocked for over an hour. There was no report of any casualty though seven people were reportedly in the aircraft when the incident occurred, he added. Regional Director of Airport Authority of India Navindar Koushal said air traffic was disrupted.