AI flight from Hyderabad makes emergency landing

AI flight from Hyderabad makes emergency landing
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Prompt measures by the crew of an Air India flight that flew from Hyderabad to Mumbai saved the lives of 120 passengers, after the flight encountered major technical problem and made an emergency landing on Monday. As many as 120 passengers, who had boarded an Air India flight AI-620, left Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 6.15 am to reach Mumbai. 

Hyderabad: Prompt measures by the crew of an Air India flight that flew from Hyderabad to Mumbai saved the lives of 120 passengers, after the flight encountered major technical problem and made an emergency landing on Monday. As many as 120 passengers, who had boarded an Air India flight AI-620, left Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 6.15 am to reach Mumbai.

The flight’s approximate landing time was 7.50 am, but it had to make an emergency landing after pilots observed thick smoke emerging from the undercarriage area. The staff promptly responded to the emergency and evacuated passengers by deploying chutes from the aircraft.

“At around 7.30 am when the flight was preparing to land, thick smoke was detected emanating from the undercarriage and an emergency landing was planned as a precautionary step. The passengers were evacuated safely,” said officials at Mumbai International Airport.

Later, the plane was towed away for repairs and investigation is underway to find out reasons for the smoke. Officials said preliminary investigation revealed no problem in the engine or landing gear and also denied reports of a tyre burst.

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