Fog hits flight operations in Kolkata
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 09:53
  
Kolkata: Operations of at least 23 planes from Kolkata airport were disrupted for three hours in the wee hours today due to dense fog and poor visibility, airport officials said.

At least 13 outgoing domestic flights could not take off and 10 other domestic flights could not land at the airport due to visibility going below 300 metre, they said.

Flight operations were suspended at 5.50 am as the visibility went too low for CAT-2 Instrumental Landing System to work at NSC Bose International airport, officials said.

The delayed flights include Air India flights from Kolkata to Mumbai, New Delhi and Silchar, they said.

Ten domestic incoming flights kept hovering in the sky and began to land after the visibility improved at 8:40 am and operations were normalised, officials said.

However, no flight was diverted and no international flight was affected, they added.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 09:53


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