New Delhi: On Wednesday, an Indigo aircraft got stuck in the snow accumulated near the ‘taxiway’ at the Srinagar airport before leaving for Delhi. In a statement, IndiGo said that it had intercepted the aircraft at Srinagar airport for further inspection and an alternate flight was arranged to send the affected passengers to Delhi. The A321 new aircraft VT-IUJ joined the airline’s fleet last month. The airline said, “IndiGo flight 6E2559 operating from Srinagar to New Delhi was stuck in Srinagar. During the exit the aircraft came very close to the ice which had accumulated near the taxiway. “
Earlier in December, a SpiceJet plane landed at Guwahati airport ahead of its scheduled location on the runway but no one was injured in the incident. This information was given by senior officials of DGCA. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had said that it had separated two SpiceJet pilots flying the flight number SG 960 operating from Bangalore to Guwahati.
“They have been removed from the roster,” an official said. The case is under investigation. “According to the officials, the plane landed before the fixed point on the runway but no passenger was injured in the incident. “However, some lights on the runway were damaged while the plane took off,” said an official. SpiceJet did not respond to PTI’s questions in the matter. It is not yet known how many passengers were aboard the plane at the time of the incident. Officials said the aircraft with the VT-SLL registration number is fit for flight and has taken off several flights after the runway incident on Friday.