LONDON – An Air India Airbus A320neo has suffered a hydraulic failure following the operation of AI951 from Hyderabad to Dubai.
VT-EXV was the A320neo in question that was operating the flight and had to divert to Mumbai as a result of a loss of the yellow hydraulic systems.
According to data from Planespotters.net, VT-EXV was delivered to Air India back in July 2017, making the aircraft 5.5 years old at the time of writing.
According to data from RadarBox.com, AI951 departed Hyderabad at 1420 UTC yesterday and suffered the failure around 40-50 minutes into its flight.
Upon recognition of the failure, the aircraft began its diversion into Mumbai before landing safely at 1715 UTC after multiple holding patterns.
According to @JetArena on Twitter, VT-CIP, another Airbus A320neo, was tasked with the continuation of the flight onward to Dubai.
The aircraft departed Mumbai at 2023 UTC and arrived in Dubai safely at 2303 UTC, according to data from RadarBox.com.
This is a developing story.