Technical snag prevented a Mumbai-Nagpur GoAir flight from taking off on Thursday. The flight was supposed to depart at 6.50 pm from Mumbai airport but just when it was about to take off a technical snag occurred, which forced the pilot to abort take off. He immediately informed the ground staff about the snag.
In no time, the aircraft was shifted to the parking space. There were 140 passengers on board the flight. It was supposed to arrive at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in the evening. However, due to the snag, it arrived late at night around 10 pm.
According to sources, GoAir flight G8-142 was all set to depart on its scheduled time. Passengers had boarded the aircraft waiting for flight to take off. However, the crew members onboard the flight noticed some technical fault in the aircraft, following which they decided to abort the take-off. Passengers were immediately informed about the fault and assured that the flight would take off as soon as the glitch is fixed.
A team of 10 engineers and technicians attended the aircraft at the parking bay. It took over one hour to fix the problem. The flight finally took off from Mumbai airport at 8.30 pm and arrived here at 10 pm, much to the relief of passengers.
Sources said the flight was full to its capacity due to the festive season rush and ongoing Assembly election campaigning. Being the second capital of Maharashtra and home town of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari, a number of politicians fly from Mumbai to Nagpur frequently.
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