Hyderabad-Delhi AirAsia flight develops hydraulic failure, all 174 passengers safe

New Delhi [India]: An AirAsia plane to Delhi from Hyderabad with 174 passengers on board, on Monday developed hydraulic problem leading to a full emergency being declared at the airport but it landed safely, airport officials here said.

An AirAsia spokesperson said that a precautionary landing of the plane was carried out successfully and the aircraft was taxied back to the apron where a detailed examination is being carried out.

“AirAsia (India) Limited reports that I5-719 operating from Hyderabad to New Delhi had a technical issue during descent. The flight crew carried out a precautionary landing and the plane landed, following which the aircraft taxied back to the apron. Detailed inspection of the aircraft is underway,” the spokesperson said.

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The incident happened in the morning when local standby was declared for the flight which was later converted to a full emergency, the airport officials said, adding that the plane landed safely.


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