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July 30, 2010

Windshield crack aborts flight in Ahmedabad

Filed under: Incidents — aerotowfeeq @ 3:57 pm
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A day after an Indigo flight was grounded at Ahmedabad airport following a bird hit, another flight of the same airline, going from Mumbai to New Delhi, was diverted to Ahmedabad due to a minor crack in its windshield. The flight landed safely, and passengers were being accommodated on other flights, said officials.

According to official sources, Indigo’s flight 6E 190, with 119 passengers and crew members on board, landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad this evening.
The flight took off from Mumbai at 3.37 pm and was on its way to New Delhi when the pilot spotted a crack in the right windshield of the aircraft. The pilot immediately contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Ahmedabad and sought permission to land at Ahmedabad airport, which was granted.

Officials said that the flight made a safe landing at Ahmedabad airport at 4.39 pm. The passengers were made to disembark from the aircraft, and were being accommodated on other flights to New Delhi.

The aircraft was being inspected at the airport for any possible damage. Sources said the aircraft will remain at Ahmedabad for the night, and will take off once the damaged windshield has been replaced.

“The flight was diverted to Ahmedabad as a precautionary measure. The windshield could have been damaged due to higher wind pressure, but the actual reason is not known yet,” said sources at the airport.

On Tuesday, Indigo’s Ahmedabad-Kolkata flight 6E 410 suffered a bird hit while taking off from Ahmedabad airport, and had to return to the airport.

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