In an unforeseen turn of events, an IndiGo flight destined for Guwahati from Mumbai had to make an emergency landing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on January 13. The diversion was prompted by dense fog conditions that hindered a safe landing at the Guwahati airport in Assam.
Emergency Diversion: IndiGo Flight 6E 5319 Alters Course Amidst Low Visibility
Flight 6E 5319, operated by IndiGo Airlines, initiated an emergency landing protocol after encountering challenging low visibility conditions at the Guwahati airport. The diversion rerouted the flight to Dhaka, where it safely landed at 4 am.
Among the passengers onboard was Suraj Singh Thakur, the former chief of Mumbai Youth Congress. Thakur, en route to Imphal for the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, detailed the situation. Due to the dense fog, the flight couldn’t proceed to Guwahati as planned, leading to an unexpected landing in Dhaka.
Stranded in Bangladesh: Thakur Highlights Passport and Time Constraints
Thakur highlighted the challenges faced by the passengers, including himself, stuck inside the aircraft in Dhaka without their passports. The unexpected diversion extended the passengers’ stay, with Thakur expressing concern about the delay impacting his schedule for the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
Prolonged Wait: Passengers Stranded for Nine Hours Inside the Aircraft
With 178 passengers onboard, the unscheduled landing in Dhaka resulted in a prolonged wait for the passengers, including Thakur, who reported being stuck inside the aircraft for nine hours. The uncertainty surrounding the resumption of the journey added to the inconvenience faced by the travelers.