Need to Know | GoAir flight makes emergency landing

Need to Know | GoAir flight makes emergency landing

New Delhi: A Delhi-bound GoAir flight G8 456 carrying 123 people including 114 passengers from Mumbai had to make an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday afternoon after one of its nose wheel tyre was found missing.

The Wadia Group-run GoAirlines (India) Pvt. Ltd runs an all Airbus SAS made fleet of A320 aircraft and the airline said in a statement that the aircraft was new and inducted in November 2007. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has launched its investigation into the ‘incident’. “The nose wheel got missing from the aircraft ... We are going to investigate the lapse under aircraft rules...," Kanu Gohain, director general of civil aviation, told Mint.

An airport spokesman said the Mumbai airport air traffic control alerted its counterpart in Delhi after they found some pieces splashed on the Mumbai airport runway.

The aircraft was made to do a low fly past when it reached Delhi for inspection. The left tyre of the nose wheel was found missing, forcing a careful landing at 1648 hours.

—Tarun Shukla


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“There are bargains on almost every single market around the world," Singapore-based Mobius, 72, said from Rome. He cited Russia, China, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and India as markets that Templeton was looking at.

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