An Indigo flight from Nagpur to New Delhi had an unexpected delay as the flight returned from the runway after the pilot detected some major error in the aircraft and decided to de-board all passengers on the flight.
IndiGo flight 6E 636 from Nagpur to Delhi returned to taxiway from runway, after the aircraft detected serious error & pilot decided to abort the take-off. Passengers were de-boarded. Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was also on-board the flight pic.twitter.com/54D1bs8WJL
— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was one of the passengers on-board the Delhi-bound flight.
The IndiGo flight 6E-636 was supposed to take off from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport here at 7.50 am and reach Delhi at 9.35 am.
"It did not take off due to a technical fault," the airport's senior director Vijay Mulekar said.
"Subsequently, around 10.30 am, the flight made a second attempt to take off but was pushed back again due to the technical snag. There were 159 passengers on board," he added.
A statement from IndiGo on the matter is awaited.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Aug 13, 2019 12:39:03 IST