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June 28, 2010

Air India flight lands with steering jammed

Filed under: Incidents — aerotowfeeq @ 11:27 pm
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Mumbai: An Air India flight from New York with 234 passengers onboard made a “priority” landing in Mumbai after the pilot reported a technical fault in the aircraft.

The plane landed safely at 9:48 pm at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and all its passengers are safe, said a Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) spokesperson.

“The steering of the aircraft got jammed when it was on approach to landing at the city airport, which forced the flight make a priority landing,” an airport official said.

No emergency was declared for Air India flight AI-140 from the JFK Airport in New York to Mumbai, the spokesperson said.

Local emergency was withdrawn at 10:00 pm and all operations are normal, the spokesperson said.

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