Landing gear failed: 59 Jet Airways passengers in India lucky to be ok

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Passengers on Jet Airways’ Khajuraho flight in India noticed smoke on the left wheel, the left landing gear collapsed, and a hydraulic leak, when flight 9# 2423 landed at at Khajurao airport in India today. Passengers evacuated the aircraft using emergency slides.

Jet Airways released this statement:

Jet Airways flight [email protected] 2323 from Varanasi was involved in an incident on landing at Khajunraho airport earlier today.

The aircraft, a B737-800 experienced a technical problem with the landing gear after landing.

Safety chutes were deployed and all 59 passengers and 8 crew on board the aircraft disembarked safely and were transferred to the terminal.

Jet Airways is making arrangements to transfer outbound guests to Varanasi and Delhi. An additional flight is also being operated on the Delhi- Varanas sector to assist in accommodating the outbound guests.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA has been informed of the incident.

The safety of its passenhers is the airline’s number one priority and Jet Airways will be working closely with the authorities during the investigation into the cause of the incident.