A Singapore Airlines flight averted a major mishap at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport late on Monday night. Later, the flight flew for Singapore after a quick checking.
The Kolkata airport source informed, SQ 517, the flight of Singapore Airlines was reportedly overloaded in its cargo. The scheduled time of the take off was 11.55 pm.
As the flight proceeded towards the runway from the taxi bay, the wheel of the flight skidded. The pilot soon judged the situation, and stopped the flight there.
It was later spotted that the flight, in which 175 passengers were boarded, was over loaded. The authority, soon requested two people to get down from the flight and accommodate them to the next flight.
The flight, SQ 517, with 173 passengers had flown to Singapore.
The Singapore Airlines and the airport technicians took several hours to manage the situation, as the flight could able to fly around 3.55 am.
In an incident at Kanpur airport, a plane skidded off the runway at the Kanpur airport, reportedly because a tyre burst while the plane was landing.
There were 50 passengers on board and all of them were safe. Author Chetan Bhagat, who was on the flight, tweeted, “The plane wheels are barely visible, dug deep into mud. Everyone’s out now. Rattled but safe.”
The 70-seater plane was headed from Delhi to Kolkata via Kanpur. At 12.23 pm, the nose wheel of the plane got stuck in the mud along the runway.
In another incident at Bangaluru airport, passengers onboard an Airbus A 320 had a miraculous escape when the aircraft veered off the runway while landing, hitting the edge lights, before stopping at the Bangalore International Airport.
Though no one was injured in the incident, authorities had to suspend air operations for more than two hours leading to a massive disruption of air travel across the country.