Protests over unscheduled landing of GoAir flight in Patna

A New Delhi-bound GoAir flight from Lucknow made an unscheduled landing at the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport here this morning triggering protests by passengers, airport authorities said.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 15:38 PM IST

Patna: A New Delhi-bound GoAir flight from
Lucknow made an unscheduled landing at the Jayaprakash
Narayan International Airport here this morning triggering
protests by passengers, airport authorities said.

The flight, landed at Patna at 9 am for accommodating
passengers from here to Delhi and was stranded here for more
than one and a half hours because of non-clearance from the
Air Traffic Control due to poor visibility, they said.

While some passengers claimed they were asked to
disembark and allow the flight to take Haj pilgrims to Delhi,
authorities denied the claims.

The passengers, however, lodged protests for the
unscheduled landing, as many complained that they had missed
their connecting flights to other destinations from Delhi, the
sources said.

The flight left for Delhi at around 11.20 am, they said.

They denied that the flight made an emergency landing
because of operational reasons.

PTI

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