Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Emergency landings ground 23 flights at Delhi‘s airport

Taking fright: emergency landings ground 23 flights at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, thanks to bird strikes, technical glitches, brake problems and leaking oil

Delhi‘s airport, which is the country‘s busiest, not only operates the maximum number of flights a day in India, but also tops an unflattering list.

Data provided by the Airports Authority of India in response to an RTI request from Mail Today shows that, up until August 31 this year, as many as 48 emergency landings took place across the country, of which 23 were in the capital.

Three other metro cities, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata, reported six, three and one emergency landings, respectively. 

As recently as Saturday morning, a Delhi-Patna GoAir flight carrying 174 passengers had a close shave following a bird hit, soon after taking off from IGI airport.

An official said the Airbus A320neo plane suffered the mishap while climbing, forcing the pilot to discontinue the journey and return to the capital for an inspection of the plane.
02/01/18 Jackson Observer