An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Guwahati was pressured to make an emergency touchdown in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka attributable to dense fog on Saturday. The diverted flight landed in Dhaka at 4 am after it was unable to land on the Guwahati airport attributable to low visibility.
The airline stated the passengers, who’re nonetheless contained in the landed aircraft, got refreshments and an alternate crew to fly them again to Guwahati is being organized.
“IndiGo flight 6E 5319 from Mumbai to Guwahati was diverted to Dhaka, Bangladesh attributable to unhealthy climate in Guwahati. As a result of operational causes, an alternate set of crew is being organized to function the flight from Dhaka to Guwahati. The passengers have been stored knowledgeable of updates and have been served with refreshments on board. We sincerely remorse the inconvenience prompted,” IndiGo stated in a press release.
A number of passengers took to social media to share their frustration over the lengthy wait after the abrupt diversion. In a submit on X, former Mumbai Youth Congress chief Suraj Singh Thakur, on his option to be a part of Congress’s Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra in Imphal, stated the passengers have been caught on the flight for hours.
I took @IndiGo6E flight 6E 5319 from Mumbai to Guwahati. However attributable to dense fog, the flight could not land in Guwahati. As an alternative, it landed in Dhaka. Now all of the passengers are in Bangladesh with out their passports, we’re contained in the aircraft.✈️
— Suraj Singh Thakur (@SurajThakurINC) January 13, 2024
“I took IndiGo6E flight 6E 5319 from Mumbai to Guwahati. However attributable to dense fog, the flight could not land in Guwahati. As an alternative, it landed in Dhaka,” he wrote, including that each one passengers onboard the flight had crossed the worldwide border with out their passports.
The passengers have been contained in the aircraft for 9 hours, Mr Thakur stated.
One other flier, in a submit on X, stated the 178 passengers had been ready for over 4 hours for an additional crew to fly them again to their vacation spot.
“IndiGo6E caught inside plane with 178 passengers for 9 hours now, flying 6E 5319 from Mumbai to Guwahati. We made a touchdown in Dhaka round 4am due to decrease visibility within the North East. We’ve got been ready for an additional crew for 4 hours now, can we please expedite?,” he wrote.
Hello, we actually remorse the inconvenience prompted to you. The flight was diverted attributable to unhealthy climate which is past our management too. Our workforce is working to help the passengers to the very best of their capabilities. We sincerely sit up for your understanding. ~Ravi
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) January 13, 2024
The airline responded to the submit saying the flight was diverted attributable to unhealthy climate however didn’t specify when the flight will go away the Bangladesh capital.
Based on flight monitoring web site Flightradar24, the IndiGo flight was scheduled to take off from Mumbai at 8.20 pm on Friday and land in Guwahati at 11.10 pm. However the flight departed from Mumbai at round 11.20 pm, after a delay of three hours.