Nagpur-Delhi Indigo flight returns from runway after pilot detects major error; Nitin Gadkari among passengers

  • An Indigo flight from Nagpur to New Delhi had an unexpected delay as the flight returned from the runway

  • The pilot detected some major error in the aircraft and decided to de-board all passengers on the flight.

  • Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari is one of the passengers on-board the Delhi-bound flight

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.

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