Wednesday, December 27, 2017

IndiGo flight hit by fuel leak at Delhi airport; horrific ordeal for passengers

IndiGo Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram flight suffered a fuel leak at Delhi Airport, on Tuesday (December 26). As many as 173 passengers onboard were made to disembark after detection of the leak just before take-off. The fire services were called in to take care of the situation. Reportedly, the mishap was taken care off and no passenger or crew was hurt. The fuel leak instance isn’t a standalone instance of Indigo being in trouble. Earlier, too a Delhi-bound IndiGo airlines plane from Mumbai with around 160 passengers on board on Saturday returned to the Mumbai airport 20 minutes after take-off due to another fuel leak. Leakage in the fuel system of the aircraft forced the pilot to take back the flight to the city. Also, in yet another incident, IndiGo flight between Hyderabad and Dubai took off with less than required fuel, last year, and had to be diverted to Mumbai for refueling prompting a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) inquiry into the issue.
27/12/17 Financial Express