Jet Airways Hyderabad-Indore flight makes emergency landing, all 103 onboard safe

The flight developed a snag in one of its engines when it was at 36,000 feet and had to make an emergency landing at Indore airport.
Jet Airways Hyderabad-Indore flight makes emergency landing, all 103 onboard safe
Jet Airways Hyderabad-Indore flight makes emergency landing, all 103 onboard safe
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A Jet Airways Hyderabad to Indore flight with 96 passengers and 7 crew members on board had to make an emergency landing at the destination airport on Sunday. All the passengers and crew are safe.

“The Jet Airways’ flight, 9W 955 from Hyderabad to Indore made an emergency landing at Indore. The Boeing 737 aircraft with 96 guests and 7 crew landed safely and all were successfully deplaned. The airline has informed the authorities of the event and Jet Airways’ engineering teams are inspecting the aircraft,” a Jet Airways spokesperson told TNM.

Sources told TNM that the aeroplane developed engine problems while it was landing and hence could not make a normal one. The Times of India reports that this snag took place when the flight was at 36,000 feet. The report adds that the Boeing flight had two engines and one of them stopped working. Most of such twin engines flight can land safely on one engine and the snag-hit engine is usually switched off and landing at the nearest airport is advised. Luckily, the Hyderabad-Indore flight was close to its destination airport and made an emergency landing there.

This is the second incident involving a Jet Airways flight in a span of ten days. On September 20, a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur returned to Mumbai due to a drop in cabin pressure that left 30 passengers bleeding. The flight had 166 passengers on board.

The ailing passengers were deboarded and rushed to the terminal building where they were administered first aid by doctors. At least five male passengers, whose condition was worse, were taken to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai and were kept under observation after undergoing various tests.

Taking a serious note of the incident then, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had ordered the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to prepare a comprehensive safety audit plan including safety parameters on all airlines, airports, flying training schools, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility immediately.

He also directed that the safety audit must start forthwith and the report submitted to him within 30 days and corrective action is taken immediately on deficiencies found during the audit, an official said.


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