AI’s A-320 faces twin trouble during landing

In a rare double whammy and twin close shaves for passengers, a 20-year-old Airbus A-320 of Air India (domestic) suffered a major snag each while landing at the critical runways of Jammu and Srinagar last Monday. The aircraft was doing Delhi-Jammu-Srinagar (AI 821) and return flight when it suffered serious hydraulic and braking issues and had to be finally grounded in Srinagar

The first sign of trouble came after landing at the critically short Jammu runway. The reverse thrust of one engine (a mechanism in which air flow direction of engines is reversed soon after touching down to assist braking) failed. While the aircraft then faced control issues — with one engine’s reverse thrust trying to slow the plane and the other not — it stopped safely.

Full report here Times of India 


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