Wednesday, June 07, 2023

IndiGo flight diverted to Vijayawada due to strong winds at Vizag airport

Visakhapatnam: Strong winds forced an IndiGo flight to divert from Vizag to Vijayawada on Wednesday night. Flight number 6E969 Bangalore-Visakhapatnam flight hovered for almost 15 minutes before it was diverted to Vijayawada by the authorities due to strong winds.

According to sources, the flight departed from Kempegowda International Airport at 5.05pm on Wednesday instead of 5.03pm. It has to reach Vizag at 6.35pm. But the blowing winds could not give space for the aircraft to land at Visakhapatnam International Airport.

The authorities diverted the flight, which onboarded 180 passengers, to Vijayawada. It had started at 8.15pm at Vijayawada and was scheduled to reach Vizag at 9.15pm.

07/06/2023 Siva G/Times of India

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