Air India flight makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/6/2019 11:16:56 PM

MUMBAI, Jan 6 (Agencies): An Air India flight on Sunday made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport, as reported by news agency ANI.
The flight, Air India Express IX-247, was heading towards Dubai from Mumbai. It had to land again at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport due to hydraulic failure.
The incident comes in less than 24 hours after a complete emergency was declared at Kolkata airport on Saturday night after a fuel leakage was reported from an Air India flight. The Delhi-bound AI-335 flight was coming from Bangkok. According to reports, all the passengers were safe.
"At around 10.35 pm due to a suspected technical glitch, Bkk-Del AI335, operated with an A320neo made a precautionary landing at Kolkata airport. Passengers were later flown to Delhi at 2.30 am. Aircraft operated on Kolkata- Mumbai route this morning after thorough checks," Air India said in a statement.
The technical glitches in aircraft and the subsequent emergency landings have been occurring frequently.
On Sunday, a Spicejet flight on Hongkong-Delhi route with over 140 passengers made an emergency landing in Varanasi. The Boeing 37 Max made an emergency landing due to a snag in the left engine. The incident took place at around 10 am in the morning. Varanasi Airport Director confirmed that all passengers on board were safe.
Earlier on Saturday, a Kolkata-bound IndiGo aircraft returned to Chennai shortly after take off after a technical glitch was observed by the crew. Indigo stated that it was mere operating procedures and not an emergency landing.

 

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