Fog disrupts flight operations at IGI

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 09:17

New Delhi: Dense fog once again returned
to disrupt flight operations at the IGI airport where around
20 flights were rescheduled this morning.



Most of the flights scheduled to depart early in the
morning were delayed by over two hours after the runway
visibility dropped to around 100 metres, an airport official
said.



There were no cancellations or diversion of flights
but around 20 flights have been rescheduled, he said.

The visibility started to drop around 2:30 AM in the
morning forcing airport authorities to implement low
visibility procedures (LVP) at around 3:16 AM on the new
runway.



No LVP was implemented on the main runway till 5:20 AM
in the morning, the official said.

Though some flights landed using category IIIB
instrument landing system but the flights could not take off
as the visibility was less than the required minima of 125
metres.



PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 09:17

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