Saturday, 25 November, 2017

IndiGo flight hits wild boar at Visakhapatnam airport, passengers safe

Screengrab of scuffle between a Indigo passenger and employees on October 15 Screengrab of scuffle between a Indigo passenger and employees on October 15
Melinda Barton | 15 November, 2017, 03:19

The writ is likely to come up for hearing on Wednesday, IndiGo said.

As the pilot could not have rejected take-off at that time, he was forced to get the aircraft airborne but landed back to assess possible damage to the Airbus plane as a precaution, IndiGo said in a statement on Tuesday.

In a statement, IndiGo said it has filed a "writ petition (along with an interim application for injunction/stay) in the Delhi High Court, challenging DIALs decision to shift a part of our operations from T1 to T2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi".

Delhi Airport spokesman confirmed the move but declined comments as the matter is sub judice. Ltd decision relating to shifting a part of the airline's operations to a new terminal. Terminal 2 is limited to some specialised operations such as Haj.

On Monday, smoke emanating from a laptop triggered panic on a Bengaluru-bound IndiGo flight from Thiruvananthapuram. Go Air has already agreed to shift its entire operations to T2.

On October 29, GoAir had shifted its entire operations to T2. till an expansion work at T1 is complete.

Civil aviation secretary R.N. Choubey said the ministry is working on a common ground. T1 handled 24 million passengers in 2016-17, four million more than its official annual capacity.

The departure terminal T1D would be merged with arrival terminal T1C and then expanded to accommodate 40 million passengers per year.

The airlines also said, even though the flight was delayed they ensured customer safety at all times. The first earned the airline widespread public ire while on the latter, it was accused of "gross negligence" by the AAI.