As many as 3 flights of International airlines made emergency landings at various airports in India in the last 48 hours, making it a day of technical emergencies for various airlines.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), these landings were made in Calicut, Chennai, and Kolkata on Friday and Saturday.“We had 2 emergency landings of foreign operators on Saturday. Air Arabia at Cochin due to hydraulic problems and Ethiopian at Kolkata due to pressurization problem,” DGCA official stated.
The DGCA has ordered a detailed investigation into all of these incidents. Meanwhile, a Hyderabad-bound IndiGo airliner from Sharjah was diverted to Pakistan’s Karachi early in the morning.
IndiGo flight 6E-1406
“IndiGo flight 6E-1406, operating from Sharjah to Hyderabad was diverted to Karachi. The pilot observed a technical defect. Necessary procedures were followed and as a precaution, the aircraft was diverted to Karachi,” IndiGo stated in a press release.
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Here are some of the key details:
- A full emergency was announced at Kochi airport on Friday after an incident of hydraulic failure was said from an inbound Air Arabia flight from Sharjah, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) said. All passengers and crew were safe.
- CIAL informed that Air Arabia G9- 426 which was supposed to land at 19:13 hrs reported a hydraulic failure following which a full emergency was announced at the airport.
- On Saturday, in another incident, an aircraft of Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Ababa to Bangkok made a full emergency landing at Kolkata airport due to a pressurization problem.
- A Srilankan Airlines flight made a full emergency landing at the Chennai airport on Friday morning after the pilot detected a snag with the aircraft’s hydraulic system. The aircraft landed safely at 9.10 am. The Colombo-Chennai flight (UL121) developed a snag as it neared the city.
- A full emergency was announced and crash tenders were positioned by the side of the runway as per protocol.
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