Narrow escape for Indigo passengers in Srinagar

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/14/2021 11:40:15 PM

Plane hits mound of snow before take off, passengers deboarded

SRINAGAR, Jan 13: A Delhi bound flight of Indigo Airlines had a narrow escape after hitting a mound of snow at bay at Srinagar airport this afternoon.
According to reports, the right engine of one Delhi bound Indigo flight 6E-2559 got damaged after hitting the snow accumulated at the bay. The flight was carrying 233 onboard passengers.
Authorities on Wednesday deboarded passengers from a flight of Indigo airlines after it came in “close proximity” of accumulated snow at Srinagar airport, local news agency GNS said.
Sharad Kumar, Director, Airport Authority of India, told GNS that the passengers were shifted to other aircraft in order to avoid any incident.
“There was the possibility of an incident as the plane came in close proximity of snow accumulated there and in order to avoid it (incident), the plane was halted there and then. The passengers were deboarded and shifted to another plane,” he said. “The aircraft was later toed and brought back on the way,” he said. The plane was bound for New Delhi and had to be halted at around 12:30 P.M. as it came to the close proximity of the snow accumulation, the unnamed sources told GNS.
There was panic but things eased as the passengers were informed about it, the sources added. “There was no problem to people as their safety was paramount for us. The plane was stopped as soon as it reached in close proximity of the snow accumulation,” the Director Airport Authority of India added.



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