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Air Ambulance Lands On Belly At Mumbai Airport After Landing Gear Fails



The plane made an emergency landing at 9:09 pm.


An air ambulance made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport on Thursday after losing a wheel during take-off from Nagpur.

The Beechcraft VT-JIL aircraft on the way from Nagpur to Hyderabad declared a full emergency and made a belly-landing at 9:09 pm, authorities said.

The flight carrying two crew members, a patient, a relative and a doctor was diverted to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after it reported the technical snag.

The airport’s emergency response team including the fire and rescue responders, follow-me vehicles, security, medical team was activated instantly and on standby to provide immediate assistance to ensure the safe evacuation of the passengers.

As a precautionary measure, the airport also foamed the runway in order to avoid the aircraft catching fire.

All passengers were evacuated safely and flights operating in and out of the Mumbai airport remain on schedule.

In a separate incident, a small turboprop aircraft carrying remdesivir injections meant for critical COVID-19 patients crash landed at Gwalior airport, sources said.

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