Agartala: A flight between Kolkata and Agartala was cancelled and two others, one of them carrying Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, were delayed because a fire brigade vehicle was stalled on the runway due technical snag, officials said.
"A Jet Airways flight from Kolkata could not land at the Agartala airport Wednesday morning. It returned to Kolkata as a fire service vehicle of the AAI (Airport Authority of India) during test run developed technical hitch on the runway," a senior AAI official said, declining to be named.
Later, the Jet Airways flight was cancelled by the authority.
An IndiGo and an Indian Airlines flight each from Kolkata landed here but after a delay of several hours after the fire service vehicle was repaired, the official said.
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar was one of the passengers in the IndiGo flight coming from New Delhi.
"The aircraft operations between Agartala-Kolkata-Guwahati-New Delhi routes have now returned to normal," the official added.