On Friday, Indian Aviation Industry saw double trouble as SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 MAX Jeddah-Calicut and IndiGo’s Airbus A320 Neo Kannur-Doha bound international flights makes an Emergency Landing to nearest Airport due to technical Snags.
SpiceJet B737 Jeddah-Calicut Flight diverted to Cochin
On 2nd December, SpiceJet Airlines Boeing 737 MAX scheduled from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah (JED) at 9:50 Am local Time took off at 10:00 Am for Kozhikode Calicut International Airport, Calicut (CCJ) has to divert for Cochin International Airport, Cochin (COK) due to technical snag in Hydraulic System.
SpiceJet (SG) Flight SG 1715 Safely Landed at cochin airport after making 3 low flying passes, which allowed Air Traffic Controller (ATC) to verify that Landing Gears are properly deployed and are locked intact for safe landing.
According to Flight Radar 24, SpiceJet Jeddah-Calicut bound flight SG 36 was using 4 years old Boeing 737 max-Most Controversial aircraft in the world having registration VT-MXJ.
As per the source, Pilots of SpiceJet saw an Anti-Skid Light Illuminated in Cockpit after Takeoff from Jeddah. They followed the standard procedure and checklist while continued to climb. Later Jeddah ATC found out some Tyre debris on runway and alerted SG-36 pilot.
Officials Aware about the incident said,
During further climb, hydraulic system low pressure light also got ON. After performing required checklist actions, the pilots decided to make Emergency landing to Cochin Airport. During approach, they carried out three low passes to verify that the landing gear lever was down and locked. Once the ATC confirmed the same, the B737 safely landed in Cochin and taxied to the bay. A detailed investigation is on.”Statement by Officials
While SpiceJet Spokesperson said,
On Friday (dec 2) SpiceJet B737 was operating flight SG 36 (Jeddah to Calicut). After take-off from Jeddah, ATC informed the pilots that Tyre pieces were found on the runway. During further flight, a caution light illuminated. The pilots decided to divert to COK where low passes were carried out to verify whether landing gear lever was down and locked. Post confirmation from ATC on landing gear extension, the plane safely landed at Cochin and passengers were deboarded safely.”SG Spokesperson Statement
As we wrote this Article, the passengers are successfully transferred to destined Calicut airport via another B737 Max 8 having Reg VT-MXK and was landed at 11:21 Pm IST.
IndiGo A320 Kannur-Doha Bound flight Diverted to Mumbai Airport
IndiGo Airlines International Flight 6E 1715 scheduled from Kannur International Airport, Kerala (CNN) at 4:50 Pm IST for Hamad International Airport, Doha (DOH) at 6:45 Pm Local Time has to divert to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), Mumbai due to failure of one out of three hydraulic system.
According to flight Radar 24, Airline was operating a 2-year-Old Airbus A320 neo having Registration VT-ISQ.
As per the source, 6E 1715 pilots noted that Yellow hydraulic system failed, and they decided that without it they cannot continue to fly and asked Mumbai ATC for emergency landing.
IndiGo spokesperson said,
“Flight 6E-1715 from Kannur to Doha was diverted to CSMIA, Mumbai as a precaution. The flight crew noticed a technical issue and diverted the Plane to Mumbai for necessary maintenance. The passengers are being accommodated on an alternate aircraft for their onward journey.”6E Spokesperson statement
As we are writing this article, Passengers has been transferred to another aircraft Airbus A320 neo with registration VT-ISS and is safely landed at Doha Hamid International Airport in Qatar.
We hope that passenger, some of them travelling for FIFA world cup can forget this incident and enjoy the best of 16 matches.
Both International flights Operated by SpiceJet as SG-36 and IndiGo as 6E 1715 reported Hydraulic failure and has to divert to nearest airport.
The Indian Regulatory body, DGCA must audit the cause of such emergency landing and keep an eye on other airlines so that we don’t hear any more about diversion and Emergency landings.
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