For flights to operate, there has to be a clear sky and weather conditions have to be favourable. However, during monsoon season, it is difficult for flights to operate. An incident took place with two IndiGo flights to Dibrugarh. One was from Delhi and another from Chennai. However, they were diverted to Guwahati, the capital of Assam. Here are the details of the IndiGo flights that were diverted.
IndiGo Flights To Dibrugarh Were Diverted To Guwahati
The Delhi -Dibrugarh IndiGo flight 6E 2031 and Chennai -Guwahati -Dibrugarh flight 6E 2652 diverted to Guwahati due to poor visibility in Dibrugarh Airport because of bad weather.
There is no Instrument Landing System (ILS) in Mohanbari airport bcoz of ongoing runway merging work pic.twitter.com/ZGeJxueIR4
— Oxomiya Jiyori 🇮🇳 (@SouleFacts) July 13, 2023
On July 13, a diversion to Guwahati was required for the regularly scheduled IndiGo flight 6E 2031 from Delhi to Dibrugarh. And the second one was 6E 2652 from Chennai to Guwahati to Dibrugarh. The decision was made because Mohanbari Airport in Dibrugarh had poor visibility.
According to sources, the difficult visibility conditions at the airport prevented the flights from landing at their intended locations. It should be noted that due to ongoing runway merging work, Mohanbari Airport does not currently have an Instrument Landing System (ILS). Flights have to be diverted as a result to guarantee passenger safety.
There would be no compromises made when it comes to passenger safety, a source for IndiGo emphasised.
Other Flights That Were Diverted
A week before this occurrence, Indigo Airlines on its way to Delhi had to make a diversion to Lucknow due to a medical issue. The IndiGo Airlines pilot then made contact with Lucknow’s Air Traffic Control to request authorization for an emergency landing owing to medical issues.
An Indigo flight bound for Chennai was detoured to Delhi when the pilot declined to take off from Lucknow, citing weariness. This incident happened on board Indigo 6E-518, which departed from Dehradun and made a stop in Lucknow en route to Chennai. When the pilot objected to continuing to Chennai, a situation developed at the airport in Lucknow.
A similar thing happened with a scheduled IndiGo flight from Pune to Nagpur. It was abruptly diverted to Mumbai due to poor visibility. The flight, which departed Pune around 11:15 am, was supposed to arrive in Nagpur at 12:30 pm at first.
The passengers were left in a state of uncertainty when it was decided to reroute the plane to Mumbai due to poor visual circumstances.
Cover Image Courtesy: IndiGo/ Facebook