A Visakhapatnam-bound IndiGo aircraft today entered a wrong taxiway at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, where a Jet Airways plane was already parked. But an accident was averted after the Air Traffic Controller alerted the plane authorities.
Air port source said that “IndiGo flight 6E 719 (New Delhi-Visakhapatnam) was given taxi permission through C lane and was supposed to hold at Runway 28 but the aircraft commander crossed the runway and realised he was standing in W lane, where a Jet Airways aircraft was already stationed,” and they further mentioned that the IndiGo was contacted to arrange push back toe but it took time and due to poor visibility, toe was guided by a follow-me vehicle. During this period all operations were on hold, causing a heavy congestion and consequently flight delays as well,
However the officials in IndiGo said in a statement that.
“Aircraft finally departed with a delay of around 50 mins. Safety of passengers, crew and aircraft was not compromised at any time.
IndiGo has voluntarily informed the DGCA office. The matter is being investigated by IndiGo safety department and the regulator,”
Source: NDTV, economictimes