Kolkata: A Singapore-Kolkata aircraft made an emergency landing at Kolkata International airport on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday following a technical glitch.
The SilkAir MI 488 Singapore-Kolkata flight had to be disembarked as a technical glitch was reported in the aircraft landing gear that had led to fuel leakage.
The Singapore Airlines 516 landed safely at around 10:30 p.m. at the airport. Following that the aircraft’s pilot informed the Air Traffic control department about the hydraulic failure.
Due to this technical glitch, the aircraft could not be moved from runway to the taxi bay. The airport technical team then towed the defunct aircraft to the airport’s parking bay.
The main runway of the Kolkata International Airport had to be shut down for 15-20 minutes. Currently, the Singapore Airlines 516 has been kept at the airport cargo for inspection. During that period no aircraft was allowed to land in the airport, they said.