Sunday, February 26, 2012

Air India flight makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport

MUMBAI: An Air India (AI) flight with more than 100 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Mumbai airport on Sunday. The flight landed safely.

Airport officials said soon after Mumbai-Chennai flight AI 572 took off, the pilot asked air traffic control for assistance to return, citing techincal problems.

The incident happened around 6.30 pm when the flight, AI 572, from Mumbai to Chennai took-off from the airport. Airport officials said that after being air-borne for about seven minutes, the pilot asked the air traffic control for assistance to return to Mumbai citing technical problem with the aircraft.

Officials said emergency services were summoned and the flight landed safely. "The aircraft landed and all passengers were disembarked safely," an airport official said.

An AI spokesperson said the aircraft had developed a hydraulic leak. "We arranged for another aircraft and the flight left by 8.30pm," he said.The flight took-off around 8.30 pm.

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