AI plane with Manmohan Singh onboard flies without retracting wheels

An Air India aircraft, carrying former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with other passengers, flew from Amritsar to Delhi with one of its landing gears not retracting.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2015 8:38 pm
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An Air India aircraft, carrying former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with other passengers, flew from Amritsar to Delhi with one of its landing gears not retracting.

The airline, however, said there was no harm to any passenger and that operations procedure as per checklist was followed by the crew before the take-off.

The incident happened on July 12 when the flight, a Boeing 787-800 (Dreamliner) plane, was flying to Delhi from Amritsar.

Air India said that the flight landed safely at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

“AI 113 (ATQ-DEL) of 12 July, call sign VT-ANV with Dr Manmohan Singh on board. After take-off from Amritsar, the pilot noticed a gear disagree message of left landing gear,” Air India said in a statement.

“Operations procedure as per checklist was followed by crew and aircraft landed safely without any problem in Delhi,” the airline said.

The “drag brace actuator” was replaced, as suggested by aircraft maker Boeing, after the incident, it said, adding that the plane is now in operation without any glitch.

Air India would like to reiterate that it strictly adheres to standard, laid down safety procedures and all actions were well within approved parameters, the statement added.

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    subramanian k.p.
    Jul 16, 2015 at 10:03 pm
    U R RESPECTED/CARED FOR TILL YOU ARE IN RULING PARTY. AFTER THAT, BETTER NOT TO OFFER ANY COMMENTS. IF GREAT PEOPLE LIKE DR. MANMOHAN SINGH, HAS TO FACE THIS KIND OF EXPERIENCE, THEN IMAGINE STATUS OF OTHER COMMON PEOPLE. INCIDENTALLY ARE YOU SURE, AIR INDIA CONCERNED OFFICIAL CHECKED THE PLANE PROPERLY (HIS RY IS BEING PAID IN TIME ??)
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    prabhjit
    Jul 16, 2015 at 9:27 pm
    The beggar ran a Govt without a steering wheel, so what's so great if his plane flew without retracting wheels, at least it had wheels. and you are bothered about a guy with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel what about the living pengers.
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    Citizen
    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:32 am
    AI is the worst airline probably due to too much pampering/babu mind set by the rulers and they do not even bother to address the complaints even if they are sent to the concerned ministry better sell this off to some private organization who can run that more efficiently. Jaihind
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