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Air ambulance lands on belly at Mumbai airport after landing gear fails

The flight carrying two crew members, a patient, a relative and a doctor was diverted to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after it reported the technical snag.

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Mumbai: An air ambulance made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport on Thursday after losing a wheel during take-off from Nagpur, the NDTV reported.

The Beechcraft VT-JIL aircraft on the way from Nagpur to Hyderabad declared a full emergency and made a belly-landing at 9:09 pm, the television news channel quoted authorities as saying.

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The flight carrying two crew members, a patient, a relative and a doctor was diverted to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after it reported the technical snag.

The airport’s emergency response team including the fire and rescue responders, follow-me vehicles, security, medical team amongst many others was activated instantly and on standby to provide immediate assistance to ensure the safe evacuation of the passengers.

As a precautionary method, the airport also foamed the runway in order to avoid the aircraft catching fire.

All passengers were evacuated safely and flights operating in and out of the Mumbai airport remain on schedule.

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