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IndiGo flight carrying Nitin Gadkari fails to take off due to glitch

Gadkari was scheduled to travel to Delhi from Nagpur in IndiGo's flight 6E-636 in the morning.

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Aug 13, 2019, 10.47 AM IST
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Nagpur: A New Delhi-bound flight carrying Union minister Nitin Gadkari failed take off from Nagpur airport in Maharashtra on Tuesday due to a "technical fault", an official said.

Gadkari was scheduled to travel to Delhi from Nagpur in IndiGo's flight 6E-636 in the morning.

His office here confirmed the minister was on the flight when it returned from the runway.

According to an airport official, the pilot detected an error while the aircraft was taxiing, after which the pilot aborted takeoff and the flight returned to the taxiway.

The Nagpur airport's senior director Vijay Mulekar said the flight to Delhi did not take off due to a "technical fault".

A statement from IndiGo on the matter is awaited.

(Inputs from PTI & ANI)

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