BENGALURU: Passengers onboard Bengaluru-New Delhi Air India flight AI 503 faced a harrowing time after a drop in cabin pressure in the aircraft forced pilots to make an emergency landing in Hyderabad. The flight, which left Bengaluru at 5pm and landed in Hyderabad around 7:30pm, was grounded for further inspection. All 148 passengers on board were accommodated on a different flight, AI 127, which left Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, for New Delhi around 11pm.Air India officials pointed out that the flight was diverted to Hyderabad as a ‘precautionary measure’, keeping the safety of passengers in mind. “The pilots on board the aircraft noticed a slight drop in cabin pressure around 7:30pm. As soon as the pressure went down, they diverted the flight to Hyderabad as a precautionary measure and as per Standard Operating Procedure… The aircraft was then grounded and is currently at the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at the Hyderabad airport. All passengers were later accommodated in flight AI 127 which departed from the around 11 pm,” an Air India spokesperson told TOI, while pointing out that it was a ‘routine’ landing. In March, an Air India flight between New Delhi and Frankfurt returned to the national capital soon after taking off due to low pressure in the cabin.