Bad weather forces plane to make emergency landing

Published on : Friday, June 16, 2017

jet airwaysA Jet Airways flight bound for Delhi had to make an emergency landing at Jaipur airport after it was not allowed to land at Delhi airport due to bad weather. After hovering for several minutes in the sky, the plane made an emergency landing at Jaipur International Airport due to lack of fuel. For a long time, uncertainty loomed over passengers regarding the landing.

Pre-Monsoon rains lashed in Delhi on Thursday making the visibility and landing conditions worse for the airline. Simultaneously, the plane was running out of fuel. In order to avoid any mishap, the jet was diverted to Jaipur. The details of the flight no. were not made public. A Jaipur International Airport official said the plane anded successfully and all passengers were reported safe.

The plane from Leh reached Delhi but it could not land there due to adverse weather conditions, JIA director J S Balhara said. The aircraft was hovering over Delhi but bad weather could not allow it land, as a result, it ran short of fuel following which it was diverted to Jaipur, he said. However, no statement was made by the Airlines regarding the whole fiasco. It still remains unclear if passengers were brought to Delhi via another plane. Airlines and train services are likely to be hit at the advent of monsoon across the country.

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