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IndiGo plane lands in Chandigarh with '1-2 minutes of fuel left', airline rejects claim

New Delhi: Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Department, Delhi) Satish Kumar claimed that the IndiGo flight, which originated from Ayodhya and was headed to Delhi, landed in Chandigarh after diversion with only one or 2 minutes of gas left, the airline On Monday, he stated his flight had sufficient gas always to divert to an alternate airport, as per guidelines.

“On April 13, IndiGo flight 6E 2702 operating between Ayodhya and Delhi was diverted to Chandigarh due to bad weather in Delhi. The Captain executed a go-around which is in accordance with standard operating procedure. This is a completely safe maneuver,” the airline spokesperson stated.

“The plane had adequate gas always to take off to an alternate airport, as per laws. The protection of our revered passengers is of paramount significance to us. “We regret any inconvenience caused due to factors beyond the airline's control,” the spokesperson stated.

Nonetheless, Satish claimed that he discovered after touchdown that they’d landed precisely on time and only one or 2 minutes of gas was left from the crew workers.

“Had a tragic expertise yesterday with IndiGo6E flight quantity 6E2702 from Ayodhya to Delhi. Scheduled departure time was 3:25 pm and arrival time was 4:30 pm. At round 4:15 pm, the pilot introduced that there was dangerous climate at Delhi airport and warranted that the plane had 45 minutes of holding gas,'' DCP. Wrote on X.

Satish additional stated that the pilot tried touchdown twice, however attributable to dangerous climate the touchdown couldn’t happen and but a number of time was wasted in deciding additional technique.

“At 5:30 pm (75 minutes after the holding fuel announcement) the pilot announced that he would finally attempt landing at Chandigarh. By that time, several passengers and one crew member started vomiting due to panic,” he additional stated.

“Lastly, the plane managed to land at Chandigarh airport at 6:10 pm after a spot of 115 minutes for the reason that announcement of gas holding of 45 minutes….What an ordeal it was for the passengers. “DGCA and MoCA please check whether all SOPs were followed or was this a narrow escape?”

In the meantime, the aviation watchdog, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, has not but responded.

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