Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Bird-hit Kolkata flight grounded

Ahmedabad: A Kolkata-bound flight suffered a bird-hit minutes after it took off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport in Ahmedabad, early on Tuesday.
Well-placed sources confirmed that the flight, G8-532 operated by GoAir, was forced to return to the airport minutes after its scheduled take-off at 6.10am.
After landing, the aircraft was grounded, the sources said.
Passengers aboard the flight had a harrowing experience because many of them were stranded at the airport till alternative arrangements were made. Some even took to social media to vent their frustration. “A fully packed GoAir aircraft has been stranded at Ahmedabad airport for four hours. The airline has not provided a glass of water or any food to passengers,” tweeted Dipta Ghosh at around 10.37am.
The airline spokesperson said, “The aircraft landed safely with 137 passengers. The airline regrets any inconvenience caused to its passengers.”
11/09/19 Niyati Parikh/Times of India

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