2 Delhi-Bound Flights Make Emergency Landing In Bhopal; One Carried Former President Kovind

2 Delhi-bound flights made an emergency landing at Bhopal's Raja Bhoj Airport on Wednesday night.

by Shreya Ghosh
2 Delhi-Bound Flights Make Emergency Landing In Bhopal; One Carried Former President Kovind

Two flights operating domestically made an emergency landing in Bhopal on December 27, 2023. It was on Wednesday night when two planes changed their respective scheduled flight routes and landed at Bhopal’s Raja Bhoj Airport. On one of these flights, former President Ram Nath Kovind was also travelling. Here’s all you need to know about the sudden changes in routes and the reasons behind both aircraft landing in Bhopal.

Flights Had To Land At The Bhopal Airport Due To Bad Weather

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, Bhopal Airport authorities shared details about the Delhi-bounded flights landing in Bhopal.

Flight AI 802 departed from Trivandrum and flight AI 509 took off from Bengaluru. The scheduled destinations of both flights were Delhi but the plans had to change in between because of poor weather conditions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. The plane from Trivandrum took off from Bhopal later at 11:36 PM on Wednesday. And the flight from Bengaluru was cancelled after landing at the Raja Bhoj Airport. Ram Nath Kovind, the Former President of India was on the Delhi-bound flight from Trivandrum, according to a report by News18.

Many passengers were stuck due to the unexpected changes in flight schedules. The weather conditions were so poor in Delhi that the authorities had no other options than to make an emergency landing in Bhopal and delay the journey. While one flight was delayed due to the sudden arrival at the Raja Bhoj Airport, the other was cancelled.

Bhopal Airport shared in a post on the X platform about extending watch hours and keeping the terminal open beyond regular hours throughout the night for passengers.

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Bad Weather Is Becoming A Concern

Emergency Landing
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Last night was not the first time this winter season that flight passengers faced inconveniences due to poor weather conditions. Sheets of fog covering different cities are leaving a major impact on flight operations in many airports. Along with Delhi, Indore airport also witnessed such issues in the last couple of days. Many flights are taking off and landing after a delay of hours.

Also read: After Receiving A Bomb Threat, Akasa Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Varanasi; Declared Safe

Have you ever boarded a flight that made an emergency landing?

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