Air India Express flight made an emergency landing after experiencing a tail strike on takeoff.
A full emergency was declared at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Friday after a Dammam-bound flight from Calicut was diverted to the state capital due to suspected hydraulic failure.
The Boeing 737-800 landed at the airport at 12.15 PM, according to airport sources.
The sources said the tail part of the Air-India Express IX 385, carrying 182 passengers, hit the runway during take-off from the Calicut International Airport in the morning of Friday, February 24, 2023.
The flight landed at the airport after burning fuel over the Arabian Sea to facilitate safe landing, the sources told.