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  1. #1
    A330 First Officer
    12 nov, 11
    De aquí para allá

    Air India: Uno de sus aviones pierde una rueda durante el despegue (Tren de aterrizaje delantero)

    The presence of mind of two women pilots saved the lives of 48 passengers and four crew aboard a Guwahati-bound Air India plane on Sunday, after the flight lost one of the front wheels during take off from Silchar airport at 9 a.m.

    The flight, which was scheduled to depart Khumbirgram Airport in Silchar at 7.20 a.m. left at 9 a.m. owing to a certain declared technical snag that developed moments before the take off. As the plane was in the air, the automated alarm of the flight cautioned passengers on board to be prepared for any eventuality.

    For the 48 passengers on board it was a nail biting moment. However, the pilot did not panic, and she kept the plane hovering over the skies of Guwahati to exhaust excess fuel so that the plane does not catch fire in case of a crash landing.

    The ATR 9760 flight from Silchar was being flown by Urmila Yadav and co-pilot Yashu. They kept the aircraft circling for more than two hours over the airport to burn off the fuel while preparations were being made for an emergency landing.

    "The left wheel of the plane had came off during take off. Now the plane was left to land on one wheel. During a pre-landing check, the ATC discovered that one of the two front wheels were missing. The pilots were immediately informed and an emergency was declared at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport," a source in the Airports Authority of India (AAI) told reporters.

    Contrary to the usual nose landing, this time the plane had to make an emergency body landing. All fire fighters and ambulance men, right up to the technical ground staff, were waiting with their fingers crossed. Finally, the pilot managed to land the plane on a single wheel.

    For Meghali Goswami, professor in the Department of Fine Arts, Assam University, Silchar, it was a flight to her home town and a chance to meet her mother and daughter. However, the couple of hours of tension on board, made her sick and finally she fainted . While leaving Guwahati International Airport she complained that the airport lacked medical facility and a proper back up.

    "We were alarmed that something was seriously wrong when one of the cabin crew started give safety demonstrations for the second time after an hour into flight. On being asked, she said some emergency situation was anticipated," said Sumanta Chaliha, noted litterateur and an engineer who was sitting at the seat number 4B in the aircraft.

    "The passengers got really panicky when they saw a cabin crew evacuating heavy things such as suitcases from the cockpit of the aircraft. The cabin crew told some of the passengers that one of the nose wheels of the aircraft has fallen off triggering the panic button. Some of the women passengers including a professor from Assam University in Silchar, Dr Meghali Goswami, even fainted out of panic," Chaliha said.

    Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi congratulated the pilot Captain Urmila and co-pilot Yashu for saving the the lives of the 52 people.

    Gogoi spoke to Urmila over phone and conveyed his thanks to her and the co-pilot for showing alacrity, courage and dexterity by landing the flight safely.

    Air India plane makes emergency landing at Guwahati airport : East, News - India Today

  2. #2
    Usuario Foroaviones
    22 jul, 10
    No se si tiene algo que ver, pero las pistas de los aeropuertos indios, son bastantes irregulares, de mala calidad.

    Prueba de ello es que es la única compañía, que en sus A320 tiene doble bogie en el tren principal....

  3. #3
    01 jun, 07
    Up there.
    No es la primera vez que ocurre algo asi, ahora me viene a la cabeza no hace mucho un Ryanair que perdió una en Treviso si no recuerdo mal.
    Lo que no entiendo es como puede llegar a ocurrir.

    "Papá, dejé mi corazón ahí arriba". -

    Gary Powell describiendo su primer vuelo con 14 años.

    Siempre volarás a nuestro lado.



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