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Landing gear fault grounds Air India B787 in Sydney

July 15, 2014 Aviation, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59A B787 Dreamliner operated by Air India has reportedly been grounded in Sydney due to a problem with its landing gear.

It’s the third time the Indian state-owned carrier has experienced troubles with one of its B777 aircraft.

The latest development saw Air India’s first Dreamliner, VT-ANH, operating the Sydney/Melbourne/Delhi routing, stranded in Sydney after engineers detected a landing gear problem that made retracting wheels after take-off impossible.

The flight had earlier landed safely at Sydney after flying from Delhi.

“AI is sending engineers and replacement equipment on Friday but VT-ANH is grounded for at least two to three days,” Times News Network reported, citing a source.

Two of Air India’s B787s have been reported grounded abroad recently, in Hong Kong (with an oil leak) and in Sydney. The airline owns eight Dreamliners and leases seven more.

On 5 July 2014 another B787 cancelled a flight to Kolkata from Delhi after a braking assembly problem.

Written by William Sykes

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. Josh says:

    Is it a 787 or a 777? The article appears contradictory.

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