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IndiGo Flight Faces Delay as Pilot Mourns Grandmother’s Demise

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In a poignant turn of events, the departure of IndiGo Flight 6E-126 from Patna to Pune faced an unexpected delay of over three hours on Wednesday. The pilot, upon receiving the somber news of his grandmother’s passing, made the heartfelt decision to abstain from flying the aircraft.

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Originally scheduled to leave Patna’s Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport at 1:25 pm with 162 passengers on board, the flight crew found themselves waiting for the pilot to board the aircraft. However, the pilot, grappling with the emotional toll of the news, communicated to airline officials that he was not in the right mental state to operate the flight to Pune.

Respecting the pilot’s emotional state, IndiGo officials promptly returned the aircraft to the parking bay, allowing other flights to proceed. A replacement pilot from Delhi was swiftly arranged to step in, and the flight eventually took off from Patna at 4:41 pm, providing a compassionate solution to the unforeseen circumstance.

While some passengers expressed frustration, deeming the situation “totally unprofessional,” IndiGo responded, citing “operational reasons” beyond their control as the cause for the delay. It’s a reminder that even in the realm of air travel, personal emotions can impact operational realities.

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It’s important to note that IndiGo, in a recent incident, faced fines for multiple offenses, further underscoring the challenges airlines may encounter in managing various aspects of passenger experiences.

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