Kochi-bound Air Arabia flight develops hydraulic failure, lands safely

A Kochi-bound Air Arabia flight developed a hydraulic failure while landing at Kochi airport and a full emergency was declared. The aircraft landed safely and all passengers are safe.

Air Arabia flight (Image: Representational)

A full emergency was declared at Kochi airport on Friday after an incident of hydraulic failure was reported from an inbound Air Arabia flight from Sharjah, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) said. All passengers and crew were safe.

CIAL, in a communication sent to the media, said Air Arabia G9- 426 which was supposed to land at 19:13 hrs here reported a hydraulic failure following which a full emergency was declared at the airport.

“Aircraft landed safely at runway 09 at 19:29 hrs,” CIAL said, adding that only towing was required. The full emergency was withdrawn at 2022 hrs.

CIAL said that all, including 222 passengers and seven crew members, were safe.

However, there was no immediate response from the airline.

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