Back to square one: Delhi-Patna flight returns to origin after flying for 8 hours
- The flight was diverted to Varanasi on Friday due to non availability of taxiway at the Patna Airport.
- Thus forcing the flight to return to Delhi on Friday night.
- Flight 9W 730 departed from Terminal 3 at 2:30 pm and landed back at the same terminal at 9:30 pm.
A Jet Airways flight from Delhi to Patna probably gave the worst nightmare to all its 150 passengers after it flew for 8 hours before landing at its departure point. A ruckus broke out between the passengers and the staffers after they realised that they had returned to Indira Gandhi International Airport after flying for close to 8 hours.
According to Asian Age, the flight was diverted to Varanasi on Friday due to non availability of taxiway at the Patna Airport, thus forcing the flight to return to Delhi on Friday night. Flight 9W 730 departed from Terminal 3 at 2:30 pm and landed back at the same terminal at 9:30 pm. According to another media report, another flight was arranged by the Jet Aairways authorities for all the passengers that would depart at 8:30 am the next morning.
A viral video emerged showing passengers arguing with the Airway officials. However, it is unclear what they are arguing about. Meanwhile, Sanjay Bhatia, DCP airport told the Asian Age, "A Jet Airways flight No 9W 730 Delhi to Patna departed from T-3 at scheduled time 2.30 pm but due to non availability of taxiway at Patna airport it was diverted to Varanasi. Later, it has been returned to Delhi and landed back at Terminal-3 at 9.30 pm. All 150 passengers were taken to a hotel Vasant Kunj and a special flight will be arranged to them which they will fly on Saturday at 8.30 am. This information was provided by Jet Airways."