Air Asia flight with 76 onboard makes emergency landing at Hyderabad airport with one engine off
The Air Asia flight I5 1825 which was flying from Jaipur to Hyderabad had to make an emergency landing at the RGI Airport due to a technical snag. 76 passengers were aboard the Air Asia flight. (File photo)HIGHLIGHTSPilots made emergency landing after fuel leakage was noticedPlane landed with one engine, full emergency declared at airportPassengers…
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The Air Asia flight I5 1825 which was flying from Jaipur to Hyderabad had to make an emergency landing at the RGI Airport due to a technical snag.
- Pilots made emergency landing after fuel leakage was noticed
- Plane landed with one engine, full emergency declared at airport
- Passengers were accommodated on Chandigarh-Bengaluru flight later
An Air Asia flight made an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday afternoon.
The Air Asia flight I51543 which was flying from Jaipur to Hyderabad had to make an emergency landing at the Hyderabad airport.
76 passengers were aboard the Air Asia flight. The plane landed safely at the Hyderabad airport at 1.25 pm.
After noticing a fuel leakage, the pilots shut down one of the engines as a precautionary measure and the Airbus A320 jet made the landing with one engine.
In a rarest of rare circumstance, a full emergency was declared at the Hyderabad airport once the pilot of the Jaipur-Hyderabad flight informed of the snag. All operations were shut down and emergency services were kept on standby till the flight made a safe landing. The passengers were later accommodated on a Chandigarh-Bengaluru flight.
Releasing a statement on the incident, Air Asia said, “AirAsia India aircraft VT-IXC operating as i51543 from Jaipur to Hyderabad on May 26 2020, encountered a technical issue and carried out a precautionary engine shut down.”
“Handling the situation calmly in a professional manner the crew landed at Shamshabad, as scheduled. We are carrying out a detailed inspection of the aircraft, having informed DGCA we are assisting in the investigation to establish the cause,” an Air Aisa representative said.
“AirAsia India would like to reiterate that ‘Safety First’ is a core value and the safety of our guests and crew is the single most important criteria in every aspect of our operations and our pilots and crew are experienced and well trained to manage these situations.
We apologise for the delay on the subsequent flight and confirm that our guests have been re-accommodated,” the representative added.
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