Sunday, September 30, 2018

Jet Airways flight suffers technical snag at 36,000 feet, makes emergency landing

A Jet Airways flight + with over 100 people on board made an emergency landing at Indore airport on Sunday after one of its two engines failed when the plane was cruising at 36,000 feet.

Twin-engine aircraft like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A-320 can land safely on a single engine.

“Flight 9W 955, Hyderabad to Indore of September 30, 2018, made an emergency landing at Indore. The Boeing 737 aircraft with 96 guests and 7 crew landed safely and all were successfully deplaned. The airline has informed authorities of the event and Jet Airways’ engineering teams are inspecting the aircraft. Jet regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests,” said an airline spokesperson.

According to flight monitoring sites tracking 9W 955, the B-737 was cruising at an altitude of almost 11 km at a speed of about 850 mph when the engine trouble happened midway. The procedure for such situations is to switch off the snag-ridden engine and land at the nearest airport.
30/09/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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