Emergency was declared at Chennai airport on November 16th night
when the main runway was blocked for nearly three hours by an aircraft in
distress could not move after landing due to landing gear issues.
An emergency was declared at the airport as Trujet flight flying
between Belgaum and Mysore was diverted to Chennai airport due to landing gear
The aircrfaft landed at the main runway but could not taxi off
on its own.
As the Aircraft cannot be taxied or towed with passengers on
board (46 passengers+1 infants+5 crew members) safe passenger offloading was
undertaken on the runway itself and after this the aircraft was towed to
For some time,
Secondary Runway was put into operation
Due to non-availability of Main Runway for some time, Secondary
Runway was put into operation. Nine (09) flights operated from Secondary
Main Runway (07/25) was handed over for operations after about
three hours. Due to runway blockage, wide-body aircraft SQ 8028 (B787) was
diverted to Bangalore.