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Air India Express flight makes emergency landing at Cochin Airport

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An Air India Express flight from Sharjah made an emergency landing at Cochin International Airport on Sunday following a suspected hydraulic failure.

A full emergency was declared at the international airport at 8.04 PM and the aircraft, with 193 passengers and 6 crew members on board, landed safely at 8.26 PM, the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) spokesperson said.

No runways were blocked and no flights were diverted.The emergency was withdrawn at 8.36 PM after which air operations were declared normal, he added.