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'Harrowing experience': Delhi bound IndiGo flight from Ayodhya lands in Chandigarh with 2-min fuel left
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'Harrowing experience': Delhi bound IndiGo flight from Ayodhya lands in Chandigarh with 2-min fuel left

| @indiablooms | 15 Apr 2024, 02:01 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: In what has been described as a "harrowing experience" by onboard passengers, a Delhi bound IndiGo flight from Ayodhya landed in Chandigarh after diversion with only two-minute fuel left, media reports said.

The incident is dated to April 13.

After it failed to land at the Indira Gandhi International International Airport in Delhi twice, the pilot announced the plane's diversion to Chandigarh at 4:15 pm, 15 minutes prior to the scheduled landing time.

The pilot had announced the plane, which was unable to get landed in Delhi due to bad weather, had 45 minutes of Holding Fuel.

However, the flight managed to land in Chandigarh at 6:25 pm. The passengers got to know from the crew that the flight had only 2-minute fuel left when it landed.

One on-board passenger named Satish Kumar posted on X, "Had a harrowing experience yesterday with @IndiGo6E
Flight No. 6E2702 from Ayodhya to Delhi. Scheduled departure time 3:25 p.m. and schedule arrival time 4:30 p.m. Around 4:15 p.m. the pilot announced that there’s bad weather at @DelhiAirport. and assured that the plane has 45 minutes of Holding Fuel.

"The pilot attempted landing twice, couldn’t due to bad weather and still wasted lot of time deciding the next course of action. At 5:30 p.m. (after a lapse of 75 minutes since the Holding fuel announcement) the pilot announced that he’ll finally attempt landing at Chandigarh."

Delhi witnessed heavy rainfall on Sunday causing diversions of 22 flights at the IGI Airport.

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