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Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Assam's Silchar

The flight was obliged to make an emergency landing due to a problem with the rear wheel, according to sources.

Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Assams Silchar

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: An Air India flight from Assam's Silchar had to make an emergency landing on Wednesday after one of its landing gears failed.

As per reports, the aircraft was forced to land shortly after take-off due to a problem in one of its back wheels, according to reports. Kumbhgram Airport was the scene of the event. The plane, an Airbus A319, was flying to Kolkata with passengers on board.

The Airbus A319 is a commercial passenger twin-engine jet aircraft that can transport 124 to 156 passengers on short to medium-range flights.

Earlier this year, An airport official said that a Delhi-bound Vistara flight was diverted to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on October 22 after a passenger complained of breathlessness and fainted. When less than an hour in the air, a Saudi-bound Air India Express aircraft from Thiruvananthapuram made an emergency landing after the pilots noticed a break in the windscreen.

The passenger was brought to a local hospital after the Vistara aircraft UK-818, which took off from Bengaluru, landed in Indore at 9.30 p.m. on Thursday.

"Manoj Kumar Agrawal, a passenger on Vistara's aircraft, complained of shortness of breath and passed out. After being diverted, the Bengaluru-Delhi flight landed under medical emergency at Indore airport about 9.30 p.m "Pramod Kumar Sharma, the airport's in-charge director, stated.

After an inspection, the passenger was transported to Banthia Hospital, where experts proclaimed him dead.

"Agrawal died on the way to the hospital from the airport, and based on his condition, it appears that he had a cardiac arrest," said Dr Sunil Banthia, the hospital's director.

According to an officer at the airport police station, Agrawal is from Delhi, and his remains will be handed over to his family following a post-mortem.

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