Delhi airport issue: IndiGo moves court against DIAL

Delhi airport issue: IndiGo moves court against DIAL

After all the safety checks were carried out, the flight resumed its journey, but not before a delay of one-and-a-half hours, the airline said.

In the statement issued by Indigo says that on no point of time safety and security of the passengers and crew compromised, It furthers adds "Flight 6E-742 from Vishakhapatnam to Hyderabad hit a wild boar on the runway during take-off".

As the pilot could not have rejected take-off at that time, he was forced to get the aircraft airborne but landed back to assess possible damage to the Airbus plane as a precaution to passengers. The flight was on its way from Vizag and had 150 passengers along with four crew members on board. The TOI report mentions that they flight could not touch down immediately, as the rear wheel was not getting retracted. As it would be unsafe to land a plane with a full fuel tank, the pilots flew over the sea for 45 minutes. "According to standard operating procedures, the captain immediately reported the matter to the Air Traffic Control and made a decision to hold over Vizag", the airline said in a statement. The flight finally took off at about 1 am.

According to a document, the petition has been filed by IndiGo and Enakshi Jha, a shareholder of IndiGo, with the respondents being the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), DIAL, AAI (Airports Authority of India) and DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).

On its part, IndiGo, in a late night statement on Sunday, said: "We apologise to Ms. Urvashi Parikh Viren for the mishap which occurred at the Lucknow Airport yesterday at 8 p.m".