IndiGo pilot refuses to fly after getting news of grandma’s death | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

IndiGo pilot refuses to fly after getting news of grandma’s death

Jan 18, 2024 09:17 AM IST

The aircraft, with 162 passengers on board, had left the parking bay to prepare for take off when the first officer got the news about his grandmother’s demise.

Amid delays due to fog and poor visibility, an IndiGo flight (6E-126) from Patna to Pune was delayed by over three hours on Wednesday, as the pilot of the aircraft refused to fly it soon after getting the news of his grandmother’s death, said airlines sources.

IndiGo pilot refuses to fly after getting news of grandma’s death
IndiGo pilot refuses to fly after getting news of grandma’s death

The aircraft, with 162 passengers on board, had left the parking bay to prepare for take off when the first officer got the news about his grandmother’s demise. The distraught pilot, aborted the flight as he was not in the right frame of mind to fly, and returned to the parking bay, said the an airport source.

HT launches Crick-it, a one stop destination to catch Cricket, anytime, anywhere. Explore now!

Also read: Passengers eating on tarmac: 1.20 cr fine on IndiGo, 90L on Mumbai Airport

“The first officer received information of sudden demise of his grandmother. Alternate crew was arranged for the flight, and the passengers were served refreshment,” said an airlines source.

The aircraft, which was scheduled to leave at 1.25pm from the Jay Prakash Narayan International airport in Patna, finally left at 4.41pm.

The IndiGo did not issue any statement till the filing of this report at 11.30 pm on Wednesday.

Discover the complete story of India's general elections on our exclusive Elections Product! Access all the content absolutely free on the HT App. Download now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Voting live, Assembly Election 2024 Voting Live, Elections 2024, Election 2024 Date along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Ruchir writes on health, aviation, power and myriad other issues. An ex-TOI, he has worked both on Desk and in reporting. He over 25 years of broadcast and print journalism experience in Assam, Jharkhand & Bihar.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, April 19, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On