After a flight from Calicut to Dammam was diverted to the state capital due to a suspected hydraulic breakdown, a major emergency was declared at the international airport here on Friday.
Air India Express flight
An Air India Express flight (IX385) from Kozhikode to Dammam made an emergency landing at Thiruvananthapuram International airport after two hours of mid-air drama. There were 176 passengers and six crew members on board.
Director General of Civil Aviation
There were no reported casualties, according to officials, and the landing was safe. An investigation into the event has been mandated by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Around 9.45 am, while the plane was taking off, its tail hit the runway at Kozhikode airport. Another possibility is that the aircraft’s hydraulic gear was harmed. The Air India Express claimed in a statement that the emergency landing was due to technical difficulties.
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The crew attempted to land at Kochi’s Nedumbassery Airport, but the airport’s staff warned them that an emergency landing would be difficult. Later on, they made the decision to fly into Thiruvananthapuram Airport. The runway had already been cleared by airport officials to ensure a safe landing for the aircraft.
The passengers were sent to the airport’s transit lounge following landing. To go to their destinations, the passengers would subsequently board another plane in Thiruvananthapuram.
When an aircraft’s tail or empennage collides with the ground or any other immovable object during takeoff or landing, it is said to have experienced a “tail strike,” according to airport sources.
An Air India Express flight (Flight No. IX540) from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram had to make an emergency landing there earlier on February 19 due to a technical issue with its nose wheel.
There was no incident with any of the 156 passengers. The incident was the subject of an investigation that was mandated by the director general of civil aviation.
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