Kolkata, Jun 24 (PTI) A Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight returned to Kolkata today after developing a crack in the windshield, shortly after take-off, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said.Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops
The IndiGo flight, with 168 passengers on board, made its way back to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, a little over 15 minutes after take-off. Also Read - Flying To Maldives, Sri Lanka And Bangladesh by IndiGo? Check Latest Travel Guidelines
“On Sunday… at around 1015 hrs Indigo 6E345 Kolkata-Bengaluru with 178 passengers on board returned due to a windshield crack. It landed safely at around 1034 hrs,” the AAI official said. Also Read - International Flights: IndiGo Issues Guidelines For Passengers Flying to Gulf Countries | Detail Here
A statement from IndiGo said the aircraft had to return to Kolkata, owing to inclement weather in the morning.
“Due to severe weather conditions witnessed in Kolkata this morning, an IndiGo flight… suffered minor damage on the outer surface of the windshield. Following standard operating procedures, the pilot returned to Kolkata for further inspection,” it said.
The windshield is currently being replaced, and the passengers are being accommodated in another flight, an IndiGo spokesperson said.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.