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Thick fog creates low visibility conditions in Goa

Few flights landing at the Dabolim airport in Goa had to take an overrun on Tuesday due to thick morning fog resulting in low visibility near here, officials said.



Panaji: Few flights landing at the Dabolim
airport in Goa had to take an overrun on Tuesday due to thick
morning fog resulting in low visibility near here, officials
said.

Dabolim airport spokesman said the early morning fog
forced few flights to take an overrun due to low visibility.

"However, there is not much delay or flight diversions but
the pilots took an overrun before landing," he said.

The flights after approaching the runway had to take
another round before pilot gets the confidence to land it,
the spokesman said adding that fog has been enveloping the
area since last 2-3 days.

Similarly, hundreds of passengers travelling on a ferry
boat connecting Island of Chorao to Panaji were stranded in
mid-water for almost an hour this morning as the boat lost
its way towards the wharf due to the fog.

State River and Navigation department officials said that
they have initiated inquiry into the incident.

"There was fog and visibility was poor because of which
the ferry boat must have missed its direction," a senior
official said.

Since the incident happened at peak time, the ferry boat
was packed with the passengers who were on their way to
Panaji.

Indian metrological observatory said the moisture
availability in the lower atmosphere resulted in the fog.

"It’s not a thick fog but there are some visibility
issues," IMD Goa Director K V Singh said.

PTI

From Zee News

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