On Monday night, passengers on an IndiGo Airlines flight from Chandigarh to Ahmedabad endured a terrifying moment when their plane abruptly ascension just after making contact with the runway at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. At 9:15 p.m., the incident happened during what was supposed to be a routine landing, and the unexpected touchdown-takeoff sequence startled and confused the passengers.
“The plane started descending at about 8.45 pm, but as soon its wheels touched land the pilot suddenly pulled up and the flight was airborne once again. We got panicky as nobody understood what had happened,” Dr. Neel Thakkar, a Vadodara resident, who was among the passengers on Flight 6E 6056 told The Times of India.
Thakkar mentioned in his email that he approached the pilot for clarification regarding the incident upon arrival.”Pilot Jagdip Singh responded that this is a routine communication issue and the airline didn’t have ATC clearance to land the aircraft,” Thakkar was quoted.
If the Air Traffic Control (ATC) did not provide clearance, Thakkar questioned how the plane could have landed. He added that he had spoken with the IndiGo Airlines duty manager, who had advised him to email the appropriate authorities to start an inquiry. Thakkar stated that he wanted a thorough investigation to be carried out.
Thakkar added that the plane was in the air for nearly 20 more minutes before it finally landed.
The passenger also to sources that he this “unexpected manoeuvre put the lives of over 100 passengers at risk” and he had sent an email to the airline, the DGCA and Union civil aviation minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia.