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Turbulent travel, Touchdown goof-up: Flyer lists ‘loopholes’ in Vistara Airlines’ Chennai-Delhi flight

“The flight almost came close to the runway and was about to touchdown but at the last minute, the crew aborted landing and the flight took off again,” said flier Sandeep Amar.

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New Delhi: The passengers of a Delhi-bound flight of Vistara Airlines had some frightening moments in the air today, as it wavered ‘more than usual’ and also it had to abort landing for ‘unknown reasons’.

The scary incident was brought to public domain by one of the passenger named Sandeep Amar, a journalist, formerly associated with reputed media houses in senior roles.

Narrating the horrific experience, he told Newsroompost.com that the Flight Number UK 836 (Chennai to Delhi) suffered massive turbulence in air while flying from Chennai to Delhi and when it was about to touchdown at IGI airport’s Terminal 3, it aborted the landing for reasons best known to crew members.

“The flight almost came close to the runway and was about to touchdown but at the last minute, the crew aborted landing and the flight took off again,” said Mr Amar.

He further elaborates that the plane came extremely close to the ground and then the plane crew chose to abandon  the landing & fly off again.

The experience of coming so close to ground and then suddenly being lifted off from the ground was a very scary experience for many passengers like him.

Following the reported goof-up, the Pilot announced, “Ladies and Gentleman, we had to abort landing. We will try another landing in 10 minutes.”

What left the fliers flummoxed that the crew members tried to laugh off the entire incident. When some of the worried passengers cornered the crew about hiccups in landing, the flight crew treated it as a trivial matter & nothing serious.

Airline trying to cover up?

As per the standard operating procedure, flight crew are not expected to explain the technicalities of flying to passengers but as the scary incident left the flier flustered & nervous, he sought reply from the Airline officials about the reasons behind turbulence & touchdown negligence but the Airline largely remained evasive in giving ‘specific’ answers.

Though, the airline is yet to give confirmation of the fiasco, the Flight No UK836 did face half-an hour delay. It was scheduled to land at 13:55 PM but it’s real touchdown time was 14:40 PM (as updated on its official website).

Newsroompost has sought answers from Vistara Airlines regarding the flier complaint. We are yet to receive a reply from the airline. Once received, airline’s version will be updated.

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