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Bihar: Ruckus at Patna airport as SpiceJet flight gets delayed by over 12 hours due to 'bad weather'

Patna airport: The ruckus was created by passengers after the Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight was delayed by more than 12 hours, The flight was scheduled to depart for Delhi on May 25 evening.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Patna Updated on: May 26, 2023 13:31 IST
Bihar: Ruckus at Patna airport as SpiceJet flight gets
Image Source : PTI/FILE Bihar: Ruckus at Patna airport as SpiceJet flight gets delayed by over 12 hours due to 'bad weather'

Patna airport: After a SpiceJet flight was delayed, enraged passengers created a ruckus at the Patna airport on Friday.  According to reports, the passengers waited for the entire night and finally the flight was available on Friday morning. They were scheduled to fly to Delhi on Thursday, May 25. 

The Patna-bound SG 471 from New Delhi was diverted to Varanasi airport on Thursday evening. The airline company claimed that the flight could not land at Patna airport due to bad weather. Hence, it was diverted to Varanasi. The same flight had to return from Patna to Delhi. 

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Flight was scheduled to depart on May 25 evening

The flight was scheduled to depart from the Patna airport at 4.30 pm on Thursday. The airline company informed the passengers that the flight was delayed for four hours and it will depart at 8.30 pm. Accordingly, the passengers reached Patna airport at 6.30 pm, but the flight did not reach.

The airlines finally informed the passengers at 10.15 pm that the flight was not coming to Patna in the night and hence it would be available on Friday morning.

Passengers created a ruckus

Following the development, the passengers present at the airport created a ruckus at the counter of SpiceJet. Some returned home but the majority stayed at the airport for the entire night. The passengers claimed that the weather of Patna was clean, still the airline company diverted the SG 471 flight to Varanasi. 

(With IANS inputs) 

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