Air India Express Mumbai-Dubai Flight Returns Over “Hydraulic Failure”

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The aircraft, which had 186 persons on board, landed in Mumbai around 3 pm. (FILE PHOTO)

Mumbai:

A Dubai-bound Air Express flight from Mumbai carrying 186 persons on board landed back in the city under emergency conditions on Sunday after being in air for over an hour due to a "hydraulic" failure, a source said.

"There was no harm to any passenger. The Boeing 737-800 plane landed safely at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport," he said.

Air India spokesperson, however, was not available for comments.

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"Full emergency was declared at 14.28 am for Air India Express flight AI 247 operating on the Mumbai-Dubai route following the pilot seeking a diversion back to the city due to hydraulic failure," said the source.

The B737 plane had left from Mumbai around 2 pm.

The aircraft, which had 186 persons on board, landed safely back around 3 pm, the source said.

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