Snag-hit plane makes emergency landing in Thiruvananthapuram

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Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (PTI) A flight from Sharjah to Kozhikode with 112 passengers made an emergency landing at the international airport here on Friday due to a snag in the aircraft.

The Air India Express plane developed the snag in the hydraulic system and made the landing at Thiruvananthapuram where the airlines has the base with more technical experts,an airport official said.

'The flight landed safely at around 1 PM. All the passengers, including the crew, are safe and evacuated. The aeroplane has been moved to the technical area for repairs,' Director of the airport C V Ravindran told PTI.

Airline sources said arrangements would be made to transport the passengers soon to Kozhikode, formerly Calicut.

The aircraft took off from Sharjah at 7 AM and was supposed to land at 12.40 PM in Kozhikode.

Airportsources said the flightwas diverted to Thiruvananthapuram as there was the risk of landing at the table-top runway of Kozhikode airport, especiallyin an emergency situation.

The flight was carrying 104 passengers and eight crew members. PTI RRT NVG NVG