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AirAsia plane makes emergency landing at Delhi airport

According to an official in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Delhi airport, the pilot had requested for emergency landing.

india Updated: May 13, 2019 21:39 IST
Faizan Haidar
Faizan Haidar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Air Asia’s Hyderabad-Delhi flight made an emergency landing on Monday morning at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) due to suspected ‘hydraulic failure’.

According to an official in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Delhi airport, the pilot had requested for emergency landing.

“At 11 am, ATC asked to declared full emergency for Air Asia flight I5-719 (Hyderabad-Delhi) as the pilot had informed about hydraulic failure. The flight landed safely on runway 28 at 11:15 am with fire tenders near the runway on the standby. The plane landed safely and taken to the parking bay and full emergency was terminated at 11:40 am,” said an ATC official.

A spokesperson for AirAsia said the crew carried out precautionary landing and detailed inspection of the aircraft is underway. “AirAsia (India) Limited reports that i5-719 operating from Hyderabad to New Delhi had a technical issue during descent. The flight crew carried out a precautionary landing and the plane landed, following which the aircraft taxied back to the apron. Detailed inspection of the aircraft is underway,” said the spokesperson.

On May 8, a “full emergency” was declared on board a Delhi-bound Singapore Airlines flight with 228 passengers on board after the pilots detected a technical glitch in the front wheel of the aircraft.

Singapore Airlines flight SQ 406 landed safely at the Delhi airport but the jet had to be towed away, due to which the runway was closed for about 18 minutes, delaying some flights.

First Published: May 13, 2019 17:06 IST