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Air ambulance expected to land on its belly makes safe landing in Mumbai

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A full emergency was declared after the plane's wheels fell off, but the crew pulled off a successful landing around 9:00 PM, on runway 27 at the Mumbai Airport.

An air ambulance carrying five passengers made a safe belly landing at Mumbai International Airport on Thursday night after a full emergency was declared due to a fault with the aircraft's landing gear.
The non-scheduled Beechcraft VT-JIL aircraft, carrying a patient, a doctor, paramedic, and two crew members were flying from Bagdogra to Mumbai, with a refuelling halt in Hyderabad.
A full emergency was declared after the plane's wheels fell off, but the crew pulled off a successful landing around 9:00 PM, on runway 27 at the Mumbai Airport.
The patient in the aircraft was taken to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.
"The airport's emergency response team, including the fire and rescue responders, follow-me vehicles, CISF, medical team amongst many others was activated instantly and was put on standby to provide immediate assistance to ensure the safe evacuation of the passengers. As a precautionary method," Chhatrapati Shivaji Mumbai International Airport said in a statement.
"CSMIA also foamed RWY 27 in order to avoid the aircraft catching fire. All passengers were evacuated safely and flights operating in and out of CSMIA remain on schedule," it added.
The airport's emergency response team including the fire and rescue responders, follow-me vehicles, CISF, medical team amongst many others was activated instantly and on standby to provide immediate assistance to ensure the safe evacuation of the passengers.

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