Jet Airways Flight 9W-2314 Delayed, 158 Passengers Stranded at Mumbai Airport
According to the passengers waiting at the airport, the on board staff had informed them that Ahmedabad Airport is closed; however, later a Jet Airways official told ANI that the aircraft is facing a technical fault. More details awaited.
Meanwhile, passengers of Air India also staged a protest at the airport, as the flight, scheduled to depart at 8.30 am, has not taken off till now.
Around 158 passengers of Jet Airways 9W-2314 Mumbai-Ahmedabad are stranded at Mumbai Airport. According to passengers the onboard staff told them that Ahmedabad Airport is closed but Jet Airways airport official told ANI that aircraft has a technical fault. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/NJPP0rm9Ck
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2018
“It is true that a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued for runway maintenance work from 10 am to 3 pm but Jet Airways had been permitted for landing, however later it was found that the aircraft has a technical fault,” he reported to ANI.
Meanwhile, rain accompanied by strong winds lashed many parts of Mumbai and neighbouring areas like Thane, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai. While the showers brought relief from humidity to the general population, three people were electrocuted in the city due to hanging live wires. Also, several flights were delayed or diverted.
According to a report by India.com, a departing passenger to Bangalore who is a frequent flier said the delay faced by him was like any other day. The delay in flight operations however increased in the evening. An airport official said the main runway will be shut for three hours on Saturday afternoon for ground test of the upgradation work.