An emergency was declared at the IGI airport for Delhi bound Singapore airlines flight after suffering a glitch with its nose wheels. The flight had 228 passengers on board. The aircraft was an Airbus A380-800, the largest passenger aircraft in the world.
The Singapore airline flight SQ 406 landed safely at the Delhi airport on Wednesday evening and the jet was then towed. This resulted in a delay of 18 minutes and delayed some other flights in the process
According to officials, the pilots on the flight SQ 406 detected a glitch in the nose wheel around 8 pm. This information was then passed on to Delhi air traffic control (ATC), who then provided a priority landing slot. The flight landed on runway 28 at around 8:20 pm.
According to a passenger on board, there was “loss of steering capacity” for the plane, which also aborted landing once. The plane made a hard landing and then stopped on the runway.
There was some technical issue with the front wheel of the aircraft. We had made all the possible arrangements and fire tenders along with medical team were kept on standby to tackle any emergency condition.Delhi International Airport LTD.
As the plane landed, it said, all the crew members and passengers on board were marked safe.
the aircraft had to be towed away from the runway. Runway clearance took 18 minutes from 8:20 pm to 8:38 pm, IST.Delhi International Airport LTD.
The runway was again made available for flight operations from 8:45 PM, it added. The aircraft was docked at the parking stand by 8:49 PM and the emergency was called off at 8:50 PM. All times are in IST (Indian Standard Time).
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