New Delhi: An IndiGo aircraft coming from Amritsar missed runway after landing at the Delhi Airport on Sunday. The incident led to its blocking the runway for close to 15 minutes. The A320 aircraft, operating flight 6E 2221, reached the dead end of runway 28/10 after missing the runaway, it was designated to land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
Blockage led to delay in some flights
The blockage by the aircraft also led to delay in some flight operations, a report by news agency PTI has said. After the incident, an IndiGo towing van towed the aircraft from the runway to the parking area.
The officials of the aircraft are yet to comment on the incident.
In June last year, an IndiGo aircraft had suffered tail strike after it arrived at Delhi’s IGI Airport. The the operating crew of the aircraft was then grounded on the orders of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). As per an official, IndiGo fight A321Neo, which was was operating aircraft number 6E-6183 from Kolkata to Delhi was involved in a tail strike, while it was landing at the Delhi airport, an official said.
As per him, the flight was uneventful before its landing at the Delhi airport. However, while landing at the airport, the crew felt that the flight longer than usual, after which it initiated a go around. It may be noted that during go-around maneuver, the bottom of aircraft’s tail portion touched the runway surface and sustained damages. After the incident, the crew was off-rostered till probe in the matter. It is important to note here that It’s worth noting that IGIA, which is the largest airport in India, manages aclose to 1,400 flights daily. It also has four operational runways.