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Why a full emergency was declared at a Kerala airport on February 24

An Indian airport (iStock)

By: Shubham Ghosh

A full emergency was declared at the international airport in Thiruvananthapuram in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Friday (24) after an Air India Express flight, flying from Calicut in the state to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, was diverted to the state capital due to suspected hydraulic failure.

The fight landed at the airport at 12.15 pm local time, according to airport sources.

The sources said the tail part of the flight, Air-India Express IX 385, carrying 182 passengers, hit the runway during take-off from the Calicut international Airport in the morning.

The flight landed at the airport after dumping fuel over the adjacent Arabian Sea to facilitate safe landing, sources told the Press Trust of India.

The airport management declared a full emergency.


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