Mumbai: An Air India Express IX-247, Mumbai-Dubai flight made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport today due to hydraulic failure. Also Read - No Cultural Programmes at Durga Puja This Year, Says Mamata Banerjee | Read Full SOP Here
Earlier today, a SpiceJet flight, carrying over 140 passengers along with the crew, made an emergency landing at Varanasi airport due to a technical snag. All the people on-board are reportedly safe. Boeing 737 Max took off from Hong Kong airport for Delhi but developed a snag in the left engine mid-air hours before landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Because of the technical glitch, the plane had to make an emergency landing at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi. Also Read - How Cool! In a First, Kolkata to Get Tram Library with Books to Read While Travelling
On Saturday night, a Delhi-bound Air India flight from Bangkok made an emergency landing at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose international airport on Saturday night following a suspected fuel leakage in the right wing. The plane was carrying 150 passengers. (Also Read: IndiGo Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ahmedabad Following Mid-air Smoke) Also Read - Watch | Rock Python Caught Under The Wheels of a Car in Mumbai, Freed By Rescue Workers
Kolkata airport director Atul Dikshit said the emergency landing was handled quite well and all passengers were safe. An Air India spokesperson who did not want to be named claimed it was more of a precautionary landing rather than an emergency landing after the pilot suspected some technical glitches.
The flight took off from Bangkok at 9.30 PM and made the precautionary landing at Kolkata as technical glitches were suspected after the plane entered Indian airspace. We arranged another aircraft for the passengers.