Five Recent Incidents of Emergency Landings, 3 Occurred In India


As you may be aware, the Indian aviation sector is having a difficult time, with various Indian airlines reporting technical glitches on a regular basis and a few even making emergency landings.

To address the issue, the Indian Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia called a high-level meeting with other top officials from the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and India’s aviation authority, the DGCA.

Multiple international flights have made emergency landings in India in the recent few days, while a handful of Indian carriers have landed outside the country. Here’s a look back at the week that was full of emergency landings.

1. Air Arabia (G9 426) Emergency Landing In Kochi

On Friday, July 15, Cochin International Airport in Kerala declared a major emergency when an Air Arabia flight (G9 426) reported hydraulic failure. The aircraft arrived from Sharjah and successfully landed at the Cochin airport. The airport was put on high alert, and two planes were diverted as a result.


2. Sri Lankan Airlines (UL 121)Emergency Landing In Chennai

A Sri Lankan Airlines flight between Colombo and Chennai arrived at Chennai International Airport on Friday, July 15 after an emergency landing was called. Flight UL 121 also had hydraulic issues, causing the Chennai International Airport (MAA) to go into full emergency mode.

3. Ethiopian Airlines Emergency Landing In Kolkata

On Saturday, July 16, following a pressurisation issue, an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Abeba to Bangkok made an emergency landing at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU).

4. IndiGo Emergency Landing In Karachi

On Sunday, July 17th, an IndiGo aircraft from Sharjah to Hyderabad was diverted mid-flight due to a technical glitch and landed at Pakistan’s Karachi International Airport. This is the second such landing in Pakistan by an Indian carrier in the last few days.

5. Air India Express Emergency Landing In Muscat

On Sunday, July 17, an Air India Express B737-800 aircraft VT-AXX flying flight IX-355 (Calicut-Dubai) was diverted to Muscat due to a burning smell coming from one of the front galley vents during the cruise.


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