Dense fog disrupts flight operations at IGI airport, over 50 flights affected
- David Headley connects the dots: Hafiz Saeed, ISI, failed Mumbai attacks
- David Headley: Travelled to India 8 times, changed name for passport
- Rs 1.14 lakh crore of bad debts: The great government bank write-off
- Caste came up in 3 suicide probes at Hyderabad University
- Uttar Pradesh has been turned into 'Islamic state': Sena mouthpiece on Ghulam Ali concert
Flight operations came to a standstill at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here today due to dense fog which reduced visibility to below 50 metres and affected the schedule of over 50 flights.
The fog descended upon the airport last night and it become so dense this morning that the runway visibility dropped to below 50 metres on both the runways rendering them inoperational, an airport official said.
Two Jet Airways flights, one from Abu Dhabi and other from Dammam and a Lufthansa flight from Munich were diverted between 5.30 AM and 7.30 AM.
According to sources, the pilots were trained to operate flights using CATIII B instrument landing system, which helps pilot to land a plane when runway visibility is up to 50 metres.
Though there were no cancellation of flights, the schedule of over 50 flights was disrupted as no flight could take off from 6 AM due to runway visibility dropping to less 125 metres, the required minimum parameter for an aircraft to take off in low visibility conditions.
The visibility at the third runway (29/11) started to deteriorate from 1 AM, forcing the airport authorities to implement low visibility procedures (LVP).
- Government must resolve growing burden of non-performing assets
- Outrage over police assault on students is meaningless
- Right to a toilet: For the health, dignity and safety of women in slums
- Raja-Mandala: Maritime India versus Continental Delhi
- The Akhilesh-Mulayam duet
- We have turned our back to the intense food and drinking water distress