The Hush Post|12:10pm| 1-min-read
A Dubai-bound Air India Express aircraft was forced to return to Mumbai after an alleged hydraulic failure on Sunday. The flight IX 247 had 177 passengers on board.
It made an emergency landing and returned safely to Mumbai around 3 pm.
A full emergency was declared at the city airport at 2.28 pm, Mumbai airport officials said.
As a standard operating procedure (SOP), fire tenders, ambulances, medical team along with airport officials were positioned near the runway.
The flight touched down safely at 2:58 pm on the airport’s secondary runway.
It had taken off at 01:30 pm from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Pvt Ltd (CSMIA).
Mumbai airport officials said the pilot-in-command alerted the Mumbai air traffic control (ATC) of the situation around 15 minutes after taking off.
After landing safely, the engineers attended the flight and rectified the aircraft. Passengers took off around 8 pm in the same aircraft, an Air India Express spokesperson said.