Thursday, June 04, 2020

Pune flight returns to city due to cyclone

Nagpur: Indigo Airlines Nagpur-Pune flight came back to the city after the plane could not land due to bad weather in Pune.
The flight took off from Nagpur at around 1:45pm as against its scheduled time of 11:55am. Pranav Deshmukh, who was on board, said an announcement was made before taking off that the weather conditions may not be favourable in Pune.
“They said that the weather is expected to improve by the time the flight reaches Pune, in which case landing may happen. However, when we were close to landing there was another announcement that the visibility was low and the plane was turning back towards Nagpur,” said Deshmukh.
This was also confirmed by officials at Mihan India Limited (MIL) — the current airport operator. Flights to Mumbai were already cancelled due to the cyclone warning.
Deshmukh said the Pune flight was almost full. He had come to Nagpur in the last flight before commercial operation of planes was stopped due to the lockdown. At Nagpur, he was continuing to work from home and had to go back since the lockdown has been eased and his office had reopened.
04/05/20 Shishir Arya/Times of India
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