Monday, November 29, 2021

Two flights diverted, 15 delayed due to dense fog

Patna: A sudden drop in the visibility owing to dense fog in the city on Sunday morning forced two airlines to divert their two Patna-bound flights to Ranchi and Kolkata. Fifteen flights, on the other hand, were delayed due to bad weather till 8pm. The flight operation at Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport resumed after 9am when the required visibility of 1,000m was achieved.

Go First’s Delhi-Patna-Delhi flight (G8-165/168) landed at Patna airport at 9.10am instead of its scheduled arrival time of 7.15am. The flight was diverted to Ranchi. Another flight from Delhi (6E-2022) of IndiGo was diverted to Kolkata and landed at Patna airport at 12.30pm. The flight got delayed for more than four hours.

An IndiGo executive at Patna airport said the flight landed at Kolkata airport at 7.55am. “Even the manual runway visual range (RVR) was less than required visibility of 800 at Patna airport. Most incoming and outgoing flights of different airlines operated with delays,” he added.

29/11/21 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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