Mumbai-Delhi plane flies 3.5 hours, lands in Lucknow with 5 minutes of fuel left
MUMBAI/LUCKNOW: A Vistara flight from Mumbai to Delhi with 153 passengers on board was airborne for close to four hours on Monday during which the aircraft circled over Delhi, diverted to Lucknow, then headed to Allahabad only to return to Lucknow where the pilots, who were trying to avoid a low-visibility landing, radioed a Mayday call and carried out a providential touchdown with almost empty fuel tanks.
Selfie•2 hours ago
God saved them.
Hirak Dutta•Noida•2 hours ago
What was ATC doing? All these data viz. how much refuelled at Mumbai, what distance it can travel, how long the flight can remain airborne must be available with the concerned. Still such an extreme emergency situation is not warranted. Lucky all! God is great.
Mithilesh Gupta•2 hours ago
Incident must be investigated and guilty should be booked.
Inderjeet•2 hours ago
Taking so much risk endangering lives of 153 passengers, is height of stupidity. You are in air not on ground. The fear and anxiety passengers undergone can well be imagined and they must get compensation for it by penalising all concerned.
Pawan Kumar•2 hours ago
All safe. Most important. Harrowing time for passengers surely.
Prince Gw•India•2 hours ago
In India, every things runs with grace of God.Or else no one will reach his house with current state of traffic chaos.
Kochu• Prince Gw•2 hours ago
control population. you tell others also the same. control population. then there will be lesser traffic in india
carryminati•2 hours ago
but fortunately...the plane landed and people were saved...
Sudhakar Rao•Riyadh•2 hours ago
I swear this news are scary. I have 4-5 times air travel in a year.
DSR•2 hours ago
This is scary... Airlines should be careful as 100''s of lives will be at stake.
Raja Paul•2 hours ago
You cannot blame the pilots always.
Anil Thakur•Unknown•3 hours ago
Irresponsible air traffic control - how could they keep an aircraft in aur that long
Dinesh singh•Dubai•3 hours ago
Diverting from Lucknow to Prayagraj was a disastrous decision. Lucknow was the savior airport, little more wait around airport was not bad idea.
Anil Thakur• chowkidar•Unknown•2 hours ago
This is not pilot''s problem - he just follows what Air traffic controller tells him
Abhishek Oza•Mumbai•3 hours ago
May be the pilot was selected on the reservation basis
Rohan Seth1407 Rohan Seth-Location-7 hours ago -Follow
The plane was basically flying around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Anubhav Dutt Anubhav-1 hour ago -Follow
hats off to the pilot....they took the best decision under life and death situation...
Mahesh Chauhan1204 Mahesh Chauhan-1 hour ago -Follow
Too early to be judgemental. Note carefuly. Wait for the real facts to emerge.. Do not hold the pilots responsible at the moment.