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Indigo flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai

Christian Fernsby |
An IndiGo flight yesterday evening declared mayday and landed in Mumbai with full emergency status.

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The Airbus A320neo aircraft with registration VT ITA was operating on the Bengaluru- Mumbai sector and was minutes away from its destination, while it declared emergency.

Mayday is defined as a distress call made by the pilot to the local air traffic control (ATC) declaring that there is imminent danger to life.

The flight that took off from Bengaluru 50 minutes after its scheduled time of 6.15 pm, was scheduled to land in Mumbai at 8.20 pm.

However, the pilot declared mayday at 8.14 pm when the aircraft was 40Nm or 75km south of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA).

The pilot later lowered the call and requested the ATC for priority landing.

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