Air India flight makes an emergency landing: In yet another incident of mid-air trouble, a Dubai bound-Air India flight was diverted to Mumbai airport after the flight experienced a technical glitch on Saturday, December 17, 2022.
Air India flight makes an emergency landing
According to the report released by the operator, flight A320 VT-EXV operating AI-951, from Hyderabad to Dubai, landed safely at Mumbai International airport following the failure of the yellow hydraulic system.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The airline reported that 143 passengers were onboard when the incident was reported mid-air. The officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told that the aircraft landed safely at Mumbai International airport and is being towed to the bay.
According to aviation matters. co, the yellow hydraulics on the Airbus A320 is normally pressurized by an engine-driven pump (EDP) on engine number 2 (EDP 2). The A320 yellow hydraulic system can also be powered by the yellow electric pump permitting the yellow hydraulics to be pressurized on the ground even with engine number two shut down.
The yellow system can also be pressurized by a hand pump on the ground to permit the ground crew member to operate the cargo doors, even without electrical power available to the plane.
In another incident on December 2, an IndiGo flight from Kannur to Doha was diverted to Mumbai International airport for precautions against a technical failure, the domestic carrier said through a report.
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“The IndiGo flight 6E-1715 flying from Kannur to Doha was diverted to Mumbai airport as a precaution. The operating crew members noticed a technical problem and diverted the aircraft to Mumbai airport for necessary maintenance. The passengers are being accommodated on an alternate aircraft for their onward journey,” the IndiGo airline report read.
Later, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also stated in a report that the Indigo Airbus of type A320/CFM LEAP and aircraft VT-ISQ was diverted to Mumbai airport after a yellow hydrogen leak and the spares were being dispatched.
In a similar incident earlier, a Kozhikode-bound Spicejet flight from Jeddah was also diverted to Kochi after technical problems. However, all the passengers landed safely, and the carrier reported them.