AirAsia Hyderabad-Delhi flight with 174 passengers on board declared full emergency
An AirAsia plane, a Malaysian low-cost airline, flying from Hyderabad to Delhi, carrying 174 passengers onboard, made an emergency landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Monday morning after it was declared full emergency. The reason for the emergency landing is suspected to be ‘hydraulic failure’. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the pilot had requested an emergency landing to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of Delhi airport.
The ATC asked to declare a full emergency for Air Asia flight I5-719, at 11 am, as the pilot informed about hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely at 11: 15 am and was taken to the parking bay and full emergency was eliminated at 11:40 am, an ATC official was quoted saying by Hindustan Times.
News agency ANI reported that all 174 passengers onboard are safe.