Lucknow, May 18: An IndiGo flight was held back for rectification at Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (Amausi Airport) after it developed a technical snag just before the take-off. The airline, in a statement, informed that the Mumbai-bound aircraft 6E-685 engine developed a minor snag after start up. Also Read - IndiGo to Give 10% Discount on Flight Fares From Today to Vaccinated Passengers | Steps to Book Ticket
“VT-IEI (non neo) aircraft, operating 6E 685 flight was ready to depart to Mumbai from Lucknow. After start up, the engine developed a minor snag. Aircraft was held at Lucknow for rectification,” IndiGo said. The Lucknow-Mumbai flight experienced the technical glitch around 7.45 AM. Also Read - First Monsoon Rains Bring Mumbai On Its Knees; Roads Flooded, Train Services Hit | Top Developments
All passengers in the plane were reported to be safe. The IndiGo aircraft was stranded on the runway and the passengers were forced to sit inside the plane, under extreme conditions, till alternate arrangements were made. Several of them even protested as the heat inside the flight was unbearable. Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae: Mumbai Airport Resumes Operation After 11 Hrs; 55 Flights Cancelled, Trains Affected
Earlier, on May 2, 2018, a midair mishap was averted over the Dhaka airspace following an automatically generated warning to the pilots of IndiGo and Air Deccan planes. The incident happened in Bangladesh airspace when IndiGo’s Agartala-bound flight 6E892 from Kolkata and Air Deccan’s flight DN 602, which was on its way to Kolkata from Agartala, came dangerously close to each other allegedly breaching the mandatory separation limit.
The matter was reported to the regulator and was investigated. When contacted, a senior Air Deccan official said that the incident of “airprox” is under investigation. Airprox is an unplanned event in which two aircrafts come close to each other breaching the standard separation distance.