Kingfisher's Nagpur-Indore flight grounded after technical snag

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Mumbai/Nagpur, Jan 5 (UNI) Kingfisher Airline's Nagpur-Indore flight carrying 36 passengers onboard was grounded today at the Nagpur airport after a technical snag was discovered in the aircraft.

The snag was detected when the flight was in the start-up sequence at the runway, a Kingfisher Airline spokesperson told UNI today, adding that the problem was being fixed.

The flight IT2801, which was scheduled to depart from Nagpur airport at 0830 hours for Indore, will now leave sometime in the evening, the spokesperson added.

''The snag was detected at the time of the start-up sequence, when the captain noticed red warning signal. Consequently, the pilot aborted the take-off and reported the matter to the authorities. The engineers have been pressed into service, and as soon as the component is changed, the flight will take for its destination,'' he said.

On December 13 last, Kingfisher's Indore-Mumbai flight was grounded for more than five hours at the Indore airport after a similar problem was reported by the cabin crew.

Meanwhile, Nagpur airport sources described as incorrect the reports in a section of electronic media that the flight had made an emergency landing here.

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