In a recent incident at Delhi Airport, an IndiGo flight, operating as 6E 2221 from Amritsar to Delhi, missed its designated exit taxiway upon landing due to low visibility.
An IndiGo spokesperson said: “IndiGo flight 6E 2221 operating from Amritsar to Delhi missed the exit taxiway after landing at Delhi airport due to low visibility. The aircraft stopped at end of the runway and was towed to the parking bay by a tug. IndiGo prioritises operational safety above all else and regrets any inconvenience caused to passengers.”
The aircraft had taken off at 7.20 am and landed here at 8.35
The aircraft subsequently stopped at the dead end of IGIA’s main runway, resulting in the closure of the runway for approximately 15 minutes.
Operations resumed after the IndiGo Airbus A320 was towed to a parking bay.
An IndiGo spokesperson emphasized the airline’s commitment to operational safety, citing low visibility as the factor contributing to the missed exitway.
The statement expressed regret for any inconvenience caused to passengers.
The incident serves as a reminder of the critical role visibility plays in aviation operations and the stringent safety measures implemented by airlines to prioritize passenger safety.