Fog hits flight operations at IGI

Last Updated: Friday, December 30, 2011 - 09:57

New Delhi: Flight operations came to a
standstill at the IGI Airport here Friday morning after dense
fog enveloped the area.

More than 40 domestic and international flights have been
delayed, while nine arriving and departing flights were
cancelled.

The visibility at the runway dropped to 50 metres as a
result no flights could take off since 6:AM. The minimum
visibility is 125 metres and 150 metres for various categories
of aircraft.

The visibility started to decrease in the wee hours as a
result one Jet Airways flight from Doha was diverted to
Jaipur.

As the visibility hovered between 75 metres and 50
metres, some of the flights landed using CAT III B instrument
landing system, which allows a compliant aircraft to land when
the runway visibility is 50 metres.

The visibility is likely to improve as the day
progresses, according to Met department.

Yesterday, around 143 flights were delayed and nine
cancelled due to poor weather at destination or operational
reasons.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 30, 2011 - 09:57
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