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IndiGo flight aborts takeoff after detecting 'serious error'; Nitin Gadkari among passengers


New Delhi, Aug 13: A Delhi-bound IndiGo flight with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on board returned to the taxiway from Nagpur Airport runway after its pilot detected a "serious error." Following the incident, all passengers have been deboarded safely from the flight.

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IndiGo flight 6E 636 from Nagpur to Delhi returned to taxiway from runway, after the aircraft detected serious error and the pilot decided to abort the take-off, ANI reported.

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

Gadkari is the Lok Sabha MP from Nagpur.

It may be recalled that a Lucknow-bound IndiGo flight carrying around 143 passengers returned to the city airport on August 4, almost an hour after its departure from here, due to a technical glitch.

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The A320 plane was carrying around 143 passengers. Indigo had said that the pilot decided to return the aircraft to Mumbai due to an "indication error".

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