Emergency Landing in Chandigarh: IndiGo Flight Safely Touches Down Despite Fuel Scare

By Ivan PetrenkoApr 16, 2024 09:35 AMNews
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An IndiGo airline aircraft on the tarmac under a clear sky. Source: unsplash

On April 13, an IndiGo flight from Ayodhya to Delhi faced a harrowing situation when it had to make an unplanned diversion to Chandigarh due to near-depleted fuel reserves. The aircraft, initially scheduled for a routine journey, encountered unexpected weather conditions near Delhi, leading to this critical diversion.

The flight, identified as 6E2702, had to abort its landing in Delhi twice before the pilot decided to reroute to Chandigarh. This decision came as the aircraft was running critically low on fuel, creating a tense atmosphere among the passengers. The safe landing in Chandigarh was a relief but raised immediate concerns about the airline's adherence to safety protocols.

A social media post by Satish Kumar, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and a passenger on the flight, sparked widespread attention. Kumar described the situation as alarming and questioned whether the flight operations followed the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). His concerns were echoed by retired pilot Shakti Lumba, who criticized the incident as a "gross safety violation" and called for an investigation by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The incident has ignited a broader debate on airline safety and regulatory oversight. Safety advocates and aviation experts are now closely monitoring the situation, calling for stringent enforcement of safety norms to ensure passenger protection. As the investigation unfolds, the aviation community and passengers await responses from the airline and regulatory bodies regarding the specifics of the incident and the measures to prevent such occurrences in the future.

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