TIRUCHIRAPPALLI- Tata-owned low-cost carrier, Air India Express (IX) flight from Tiruchirappalli (TRZ) to Sharjah (SHJ), UAE, made an emergency landing at Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) due to technical snag.
The Indian carrier focused on gulf routes have a fleet of all Boeing 737NG aircraft. Further, today’s (July 31, 2023) flight is operated using Boeing 737-800, registered as VT-AYD.
Air India Express Emergency Landing
According to the Flight tracking website, FlightRadar24 data, the Air India Express flight IX613 took off from TRZ at 5:23 AM UTC (10:53 AM local time).
Immediately after takeoff, the flight crew declared a full emergency. Subsequently, they wanted to burn extra fuel, and they have a better maintenance facility at TRV. Following this, they contacted TRV ATC and asked for a diversion.
After getting a green light, they diverted to TRV and landed safely at 6:32 AM UTC (12:02 PM local time).
The flight, which is expected to land in Sharjah (SHJ) after four hours, might face more delays. The airline might transfer the passenger from the TRZ-SHJ flight to TRV-SHJ on the next flight.
The aircraft VT-AYD which is scheduled for two more flights in a day, might not be able to make it. This flight is on SHJ to Varanasi (VNS) and back to SHJ.
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A few days back, flight IX539 made an emergency landing at TRV.
Air India Express (IX), an LCC arm of Air India (AI) flight from Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) to Dubai (DXB) operated with Boeing 737 made a precautionary landing at TRV due to issues with Air Conditioning (AC) System.
The incident took place on Sunday (23 July) afternoon. The plane safely landed at TRV, but a local standby was declared to allow the safe landing of the Air India Express flight.
According to the spokesperson, the airline acted swiftly to arrange another aircraft. Thereupon, ensuring a comfortable journey for all guests during the rescheduled departure at 1800 hours.
The spokesperson also emphasized Air India Express’s dedication to delivering a safe, reliable, and comfortable travel experience for its passengers while expressing apologies for any inconvenience caused due to the delay.
The Incidents with flights operated by Indian carriers, especially those operated by Tata-owned carriers, are on the rise. The parent company is trying all it can, from handling unruly passengers to fixing technical snags.
But some technical incidents can be controlled by implementing proper maintenance practices. Henceforth, Tata and Air India Group must improve the quality of service and should focus more on safety.
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