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Indigo flight with Nitin Gadkari aboard fails to take off from Nagpur due to glitch

Indigo Flight 6E 636 from Nagpur to Delhi returned to taxiway from runway after the pilot was alerted about the serious error in the aircraft.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 13, 2019 12:23:57 pm
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A New Delhi-bound flight failed to take off from Nagpur airport in Maharashtra on Tuesday morning due to a “technical fault”. Flight 6E 636 from Nagpur to Delhi returned to taxiway from runway after the pilot was alerted about the serious error in the aircraft.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was among the 159 passengers who were deboarded safely.

“It did not take off due to a technical fault,” the airport’s senior director Vijay Mulekar told news agency PTI. “Subsequently, around 10.30 am, the flight made a second attempt to take off but was pushed back again due to the technical snag,” he added.

Nagpur airport’s senior director Vijay Mulekar said the flight to Delhi did not take off due to a “technical fault”.

Gadkari is the Lok Sabha MP from Nagpur.

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