March 12, 2013 12:21:45 am
A Paris-bound Air France flight made a full emergency landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on Monday a few minutes after take-off.
At 3.41 am,the flight,carrying 213 people on board including crew members,landed safely on runway 27 at CSIA. None of the passengers was injured. The passengers have been accommodated in a hotel and will be flying in the next scheduled flight of Air France.
The pilot noticed a technical glitch in the engine and requested the Air Traffic Control (ATC) for full emergency landing. On checking the aircraft,prima facie everything was found to be normal. The aircraft has been shifted to a stand, said a spokesperson at Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL).
An aircraft generally makes an emergency landing in a crisis that is either interfering with the operation of the aircraft or involves a medical emergency,making it necessary for the aircraft to be diverted to the nearest airport.
As per norms,when ATC declares a full emergency landing,all local emergency services such as police,fire services,ambulance and medical help,are put on alert at a single location on the airfield. Local hospitals are also alerted.
Authorities from the fire services inspected the aircraft at 4.05 am,after which the aircraft was towed to a bay. ATC withdrew the full emergency and declared a local standby situation at 4.06 am. A local standby situation is when local emergency services are notified,but they remain at their base as standby.
After the captain stated all operations are normal,local standby was withdrawn by the ATC, the spokesperson said.
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