Thursday, December 28, 2017

Passenger plane breaks during takeoff in India

Ten flights were disturbed at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (India) on December 27, 2017, when a technical problem caused Saudi Airlines plane to get stuck on a runway.

The A330 aircraft with approximately 300 passengers onboard allegedly had to apply emergency brakes to abort the takeoff as it lost a front wheel. As noted by the Times of India, passengers onboard the flight SV895 heard a loud sound while the plane was gaining speed. A picture tweeted by the Asian News International (ANI) shows a plane missing a front wheel and describes the scene as “a technical glitch”.

Because of the problem, the aircraft got stuck on the runway, blocking the way for arrivals and departures at the airport. Consequently at least six arrivals were diverted to Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi, India) and at least three departures were delayed.

(AeroTime News)

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