Monday, October 07, 2019

Madurai-Bengaluru IndiGo flight lands, takes off within seconds

Bengaluru: Passengers on board IndiGo flight 6E 7219 between Madurai and Bengaluru were a worried lot after the aircraft made a shaky landing at Kempegowda International Airport around 5pm on Sunday, only to take off again a few seconds later.
According to passengers on board, the pilot announced that due to 'crosswinds', the flight had to be taken back up in the air, where it hovered for about 20 minutes before touching down at KIA. The flight, originally supposed to land in Bengaluru around 4.45pm, touched down around 5.10pm.
The flight departed from the Madurai International Airport at 3.28pm on Sunday. Sudarshan Dujari, a Bengalurean who was on board, said, "My wife and I, who were travelling with our 3-year-old daughter, were very worried about what happened. The flight touched down in Bengaluru and then in a span of five to 10 seconds again took off. Then it hovered in the air for about 20 minutes. Initially, even the crew members were not sure of what was happening. About 10 minutes after the flight was airborne again, the pilot took to the public announcement system and told us that due to 'winds' we had to take off again. But when I later enquired with the air hostess, she told me it was because they got an emergency call from the Air Traffic Control (ATC), asking them to take off again."
07/10/19 Times of India
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