Indigo aircraft comes in close proximity of accumulated snow at Sgr Airport
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Jan 13: Over 200 passengers on board had a close shave after an airplane’s engine hit with accumulated snow at Srinagar International Airport on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at 12:30 PM.
Sources said an Indigo flight (6E-2559) bound to Delhi from Srinagar Airport got stuck after the right engine of the Airplane hit snow accumulated at the Airport.
They said the plane was carrying 233 passengers, who were on board when the incident occurred.
All the passengers were evacuated from the plane. There was delay in the take off due to the incident.
“It could have turned into a major tragedy. Thank God, we are alright,” said a passenger.
Director Srinagar Airport, Santosh Dhoke said the engine of the aircraft had come in close proximity of the accumulated snow, and the ground staff immediately stopped the aircraft.
He said as a safety measure the aircraft was kept at bay.
“All the passengers on board were shifted to another aircraft and a team from Delhi will do the necessary check of the aircraft before making it ready for takeoff,” he said.
He also said that all the flight operations are going on smoothly at the Srinagar airport. (Additional inputs from KNO, KNT)