Landing snag forces AI flight to land in Delhi

Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

airindiaAn Air India flight bound for Cochin was forced to perform an emergency landing in Delhi soon after its take-off as the engineers had failed to remove pins from the landing gear, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Two engineers have been taken off duty pending inquiry after they ‘forgot’ to remove the pins last morning, an Air India spokesperson said.

The AI 933 Delhi-Cochin-Dubai plane with 234 passengers onboard took off from Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday at 5:36am but was forced to return and make an emergency landing 40 minutes later after the pilot was unable to retract the wheels.

The pins prevent accidental retraction of the landing gear while the aircraft is on the ground. However, if they are not removed before take-off, the pilot cannot retract the wheel while the plane is in flight.

After the plane returned, the pins were found attached to the landing gear, which were then removed. Finally, the plane took off for Cochin at 9:56am, after a delay of four hours and two minutes.

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 06 Central & Eastern Europe 2018
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-2018
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 07 ibtm arabia 2018
  • 08 mice-arabia 18
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 10 miceforum 18
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on