Shimla-Delhi Kingfisher flight grounded


By: ML Verma

Shimla (May 27): Timely noticing of a snag in the Shimla-Delhi Kingfisher flight averted a possible mishap as the plane was about to take off from Shimla Airport at Jubberhati yesterday afternoon, official of airlines disclosed to HimVani.

Shashi Bhushan Sharma, manger of Shimla Airport, said that the Kingfisher flight which was carrying about two dozen passengers along with Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayan and some official of Telephone Regularity of India (TRI) landed last afternoon here without any trouble.

He said that when the flight was departing back to Delhi from Shimla airport, one of the aircraft tyres was found with less air pressure. After the snag was noticed, the flight was suspended for today, which would now take off after the weather condition improves.

Sharma denied any speculations reported in section of vernacular media today that one of tyres has burst while the aircraft was landing. He said the airport runway was smooth to land any flights safely and the aircraft tyre was in perfect conditions, but its pressure was slightly less as per the required norms, which probably was caused after rise of temperature during the day.

He said that latter another tyre was brought from Chandigarh Airport after suspending the flight for today.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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