Dubai-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai due to hydraulic system failure
The aircraft made a safe landing and is currently being hauled to the harbour
Air India A320 aircraft VT-EXV operating AI-951 (Hyderabad-Dubai) was carrying 143 passengers when it was redirected to Mumbai after losing its yellow hydraulic system, according to officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The aircraft made a safe landing and is currently being hauled to the harbour, according to DGCA officials. More information is awaited.
Another incident occurred on December 2, when an IndiGo flight from Kannur to Doha was diverted to Mumbai as a safety measure due to a technical issue, the domestic airline said in a statement.
Later, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also said in a statement that the Indigo Airbus of type A320/CFM LEAP and aircraft VT-ISQ was diverted to Mumbai due to 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 due to technical issues.
However, all the passengers landed safely, and the carrier informed them. A spokesperson for SpiceJet told ANI that the flight landed at Cochin, and all the passengers landed safely.
Further, during the flight, a caution light was illuminated. After that, the pilots decided to divert to Cochin, where low passes were carried out, to verify whether the landing gear lever was down and locked, he further informed.
After confirmation from the ATC of landing gear extension, he added that the aircraft landed safely at Cochin and passengers were normally deboarded, he added.