Akasa Air Flight Pune-New Delhi Declares Emergency

In the last few moments, an Akasa Air Boeing 737 MAX operating a flight to New Delhi has declared an emergency minutes not long after departure from Pune and has diverted to Mumbai.

In the last few moments, an Akasa Air Boeing 737 MAX operating a flight to New Delhi has declared an emergency minutes not long after departure from Pune and has diverted to Mumbai.

In the last few moments, an Akasa Air Boeing 737 MAX operating a flight to New Delhi has declared an emergency minutes not long after departure from Pune and has diverted to Mumbai.
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Flight QP1148 is being operated by VT-YAO, one of the airline’s 737 MAX aircraft.

Updates: Akasa Air Flight Pune-New Delhi Declares Emergency…


This is a developing story. Updates below.

In the last few moments, an Akasa Air Boeing 737 MAX operating a flight to New Delhi has declared an emergency minutes not long after departure from Pune and has diverted to Mumbai.

UPDATE #1 @ 2006 UK time – Akasa Air flight QP1148, originally bound for New Delhi, looks to be holding at around 3,800 feet to the east of Mumbai.

UPDATE #2 @ 2007 UK time – At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency is.

In the last few moments, an Akasa Air Boeing 737 MAX operating a flight to New Delhi has declared an emergency minutes not long after departure from Pune and has diverted to Mumbai.

UPDATE #3 @ 2009 UK time – QP1148 looks to be on final approach into Mumbai, which appears to be the chosen diversion airport for this emergency.

UPDATE #4 @ 2013 UK time – TOUCHDOWN! Akasa Air flight QP1148 between Pune and New Delhi has appeared to have touched down safely into Mumbai following the emergency broadcast a few moments ago. Standby for the cause in due course.

UPDATE #5 @ 2014 UK time – VT-YAO was the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that operated today’s flight. As per data from Planespotters, the aircraft is a 4.5 year old airframe that was originally destined for Jet Airways, but was never taken up and handed to the airline in January 2023.

UPDATE #6 @ 2022 UK time – Looking at the ADS-B data from the flight, QP1148 made it as high as FL80 before the climb was stopped and the aircraft proceeded in the direction of Mumbai before making a u-turn, implementing a singular hold and then landing.

UPDATE #7 @ 22/10/23 @ 1440 UK time – Understood that the cause of the Akasa Air emergency from October 20 was due to a bomb threat made.

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