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Full emergency has been declared for the Delhi-Bhubaneswar Vistara flight after hydraulic failure

Flight UK 781 from Delhi to Bhubaneswar was deemed a total emergency.


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared a major emergency for Vistara Airlines flight UK 781 from Delhi to Bhubaneswar owing to hydraulic failure, according to ANI. After takeoff, the aircraft, which carried approximately 140 passengers, returned to Delhi.

The DGCA, the aviation watchdog, has initiated a probe into the event.

“Vistara’s A320 aircraft VT-TNV operating the flight UK-781 from Delhi to Bhubaneswar was involved in an air turnback due to a hydraulic system issue. The plane made a priority landing at Delhi airport,” PTI quoted a senior DGCA official as saying.

In November of last year, the Tata Group announced the merger of Vistara and Air India in a deal in which Singapore Airlines will also acquire a 25.1% share in Air India, signalling a significant consolidation in India’s rapidly rising aviation sector.

Air India will be India’s premier domestic and international carrier, with a combined fleet of 218 aircraft, making it the country’s largest international carrier and second largest domestic carrier.

Another incidence occurred on Monday when a Go First plane heading for Delhi purportedly left the Bangaluru airport without carrying more than 50 people. According to PTI, the passengers were waiting in a shuttle van for boarding and said they were not carried onboard the Go First flight.

Flight G8 116 took off at 6.40 a.m. on Monday, leaving behind passengers who resorted to social media to recount their trauma.

“Flight G8 116 (BLR-DEL) flew leaving passengers on ground! More than 50 passengers on 1 bus were left on ground & the flight took off with just passengers of 1 bus on boarded. Is @GoFirstairways @JM_Scindia @PMOIndia operating in sleep? No Basic checks!” said a tweet from a passenger named Satish Kumar.

The DGCA has requested a report on the incident from the airline.