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Jorhat-Kolkata Indigo flight cancelled after plane skids off runway

IndiGo said the initial inspection showed no abnormalities in the plane.

July 29, 2022 / 08:45 AM IST

An IndiGo flight from Assam's Jorhat to Kolkata on July 28 was cancelled apparently after the aircraft skidded off the runway during take-off and a pair of its wheels got stuck in the muddy outfield.

The IndiGo flight 6E-757 was scheduled to take off for Kolkata at 2:20pm, but while taxiing on the runway, the wheels of the aircraft suddenly skidded off and got stuck in the swamp lining the runway.

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The flight was cancelled after being held up for several hours at Jorhat due to a "technical issue".

"There were 98 passengers on board. All passengers deboarded and are safe," an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said.

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The company said the initial inspection showed no abnormalities in the plane.
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first published: Jul 29, 2022 08:45 am
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