Free Press Journal

IndiGo says plane had adequate fuel


New Delhi: Amid allegations that its aircraft carrying Mamata Banerjee was made to hover over Kolkata airport putting at risk passengers’ safety, IndiGo on Thursday said the plane was delayed due to congestion before making a normal landing on Wednesday and had adequate fuel.

In a detailed statement, IndiGo said the flight 6E 342 with 174 passengers onboard made a “normal landing” at Kolkata airport and that its captain did not declare a fuel priority or an emergency, though there was some misunderstanding between the Air Traffic Controller and the pilot.

IndiGo, in the statement, said the fuel on arrival was more than the minimum diversion fuel and there has been no violation of regulatory requirements.