Full emergency declared for Singapore-Delhi flight having 228 people on board

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 May 2019, 11:45 PM
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A full emergency was declared for the Singapore Airlines SQ 406 Singapore-Delhi flight having 228 people on board on Wednesday. The plane, however, landed safely on runway 28 at the Delhi airport. The plane made an emergency landing at the airport after suffering a glitch with its nose wheel, an official said. 

Coming from Singapore, the A380-800 plane made a hard landing and was later towed away from the runway to the parking stand, according to a passenger onboard.

The airport official said full emergency was declared for SQ 406 Singapore-Delhi flight having 228 people on board. The plane, which experienced some problem with its nose wheel, made a safe landing, he added.

Further, the official said the plane landed on runway 28 at around 8.20 pm where it was halted. The aircraft finally vacated the runway at around 8.38 pm.

According to the passenger, there was apparently "loss of steering capacity" for the plane, which also aborted landing once.

Singapore Airlines could not be immediately contacted for comments. 

(With PTI inputs)

 

First Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 08:59 PM
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