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July 25, 2010

‘Bad-nosed’ Jet Airways plane stuck at A’bad airport, passengers safe

Filed under: Incidents — aerotowfeeq @ 12:48 am
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Fifty-seven passengers and four crew members of a Jet Airways flight had a miraculous escape at Ahmedabad airport on Thursday when their plane suffered a nose wheel breakdown during landing.

The fATR aircraft, flight number 2510, was coming from Indore to Ahmedabad and was scheduled to land at Ahmedabad airport at 8.54 pm.

Though the touchdown by the pilots was proper, the nose wheel suffered a breakdown due to a technical snag. Fortunately, no passenger was injured, officials said. But the aircraft got stuck on the runway which affected movement of lanes.

As a result, other planes could not land or take off from the airport. Efforts were being made to clear the runway of the plane that is lying in the middle of the strip, so that normal air traffic can be restored, officials said.

Airport director Anuj Aggarwal, said: “The nose wheel of the aircraft suffered a breakdown, which caused this incident. We are trying to ascertain the exact cause of the mishap.”

According to airline sources, the hydraulic brake of the aircraft got jammed due to rain, which was the reason for the incident.

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