An Ethiopian Airlines freighter aircraft made an emergency landing at the Mumbai international airport on Sunday evening following a technical glitch. The aircraft, ET690, was heading to Bengaluru from Riyadh when it was diverted to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after fumes were noticed by its pilots.
A spokesperson for the Mumbai International Airport Limited said that as per standard operating procedures, a full emergency was declared for the aircraft after the glitch was identified as a hydraulic leakage. “The aircraft landed safely and was parked,” said the spokesperson.
While the airport has its own fire-fighting crew, three fire tenders, one rescue van and other equipment were also requested from the Mumbai Fire Brigade. However, the vehicles were not required to enter the airport premises and remained outside on standby.
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