The IndiGo Jorhat-Kolkata flight was reportedly revoked hours after the incident happened.
An IndiGo flight was revoked on Thursday reportedly hours after the plane skidded off the runway during the takeoff. The plane had over 90 passengers aboard. This is the latest incident linked to a domestic flight that has sparked concerns.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has taken note of many such incidents in the recent past.
All passengers were safe during the incident, and a team was formed for the investigation, the airline was quoted as stating by the news agency, adding that “no abnormalities were found during the initial investigation”.
The flight – which was bound for Kolkata – was apparently scheduled to take off at 2:20 pm but it was finally canceled at around 8 pm, the news agency reported.
Jorhat airport in Assam
“Guwahati Kolkata @indigo flight 6F 757 (6E757) slips from the runway and is stuck in a muddy field in Jorhat airport in Assam. The flight was scheduled to depart at 2.20 pm but the flight was postponed after the incident,” read a post on Twitter, prompting an answer from the airline.
“Sir, we’re concerned to hear this and raising this right away with the concerned team. Please share the PNR via DM for the same. We hope you’re well and comfortably travel to your destination,” IndiGo answered.
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On Thursday, the DGCA chief told that “hullabaloo over current events concerning our airlines is unfortunate.” “An aircraft is a complex machine and has many components… it may continue to be operated for air operation subject to compliance of airworthiness needs,” Arun Kumar, the chief of the regulator body, told. “… diversions, turn-backs, abandoned take-offs, precautionary/priority/emergency landings, missed approaches, technical snags… but which aviation market does not have these problems?”
Also, the regulator told it had taken note of current incidents. “Based on reports of increased egg (engineering)-related occurrences in scheduled airlines in current times, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA} conducted several audit/spot checks,” it was quoted as stating by reporters.
“To address shortfalls, a series of meetings were held with the airlines wherein it was directed that airlines shall make available required type-rated certifying employee at all stations for ensuring that defects are properly rectified before aircraft is released for operations,” it said.
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