Sunday, September 24, 2017

26-hour nightmare for Egypt Air travellers as Mumbai airport flooded

Muscat: A flight from Cairo to Mumbai that should have taken seven hours, landed in India after a marathon 26 hours, due to the ongoing flooding in Mumbai.
Passengers on the Egypt Air plane were expecting to fly from Cairo to Mumbai International Airport on Tuesday. But the flight was diverted to Muscat International Airport because of the heavy rains at Mumbai Airport.
The flight finally landed at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Wednesday night.
Egypt Air flight 968 was carrying 101 passengers when it took off from Cairo Airport at 4.20 pm local time on Tuesday, with an estimated time of arrival of 1.30 am at Mumbai International Airport.
But due to bad weather in Mumbai, and problems caused by an aircraft that overshot the Mumbai airport runway and became stuck in the mud, the Egypt Air flight was diverted to Muscat International Airport, where the flight landed at 11 pm, an official of Egypt Air in Muscat said.
23/9/17 Times of Oman