Due to the failure of the yellow hydraulic system, an Air India A320 aircraft VT-EXV operating AI-951 (Hyderabad-Dubai) carrying 143 people was diverted to Mumbai on Saturday. The aircraft safely landed and is being hauled to the bay, news agency ANI reported.
Air India A320 aircraft VT-EXV operating AI-951 (Hyderabad-Dubai) carrying 143 passengers has been diverted to Mumbai due to the loss of yellow hydraulic system. The aircraft landed safely and is being towed to the bay. pic.twitter.com/LtU23qsbz7
— ANI (@ANI) December 17, 2022
Planes being diverted owing to technical issues is not a new occurrence. An IndiGo flight from Kannur to Doha was diverted to the airport earlier this month due to a technical fault. Flight 6E-1715 was diverted to Mumbai as a precaution, according to the airline, as per a report by the news agency PTI.
On July 22, a Boeing 787 operated by AIR India with approximately 260 persons on board experienced cabin depressurisation while travelling from Dubai to Kochi. The aircraft was travelling at 37,000 feet when the problem occurred, resulting in oxygen masks being deployed and some passengers getting nosebleeds, according to The Indian Express, citing official sources.
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IndiGo’s Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was diverted to Karachi as a precaution on July 17 after pilots noticed a malfunction in one of the engines, according to DGCA officials.
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IndiGo’s Delhi-Vadodara flight was diverted to Jaipur on July 14 as a precaution after vibrations were detected in the aircraft’s engines for a second.
(With Inputs From Agencies)