Indigo Suffers Gusty Winds on Landing, Stops on Soft Ground
On March 9, 2013 at 13:05 an IndiGo Airbus A320-232 with 40 aboard was landing from Chandigarh to Mumbai when the plane veered off the runway and destroyed runway lights. The plane was struck by a gust of wind which knocked it off course. No passengers were injured.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is investigating.
It took a couple hours to clean up the runway after the incident.
In George’s Point of View
It has been in the news several times lately that Air traffic control is not reporting their knowledge of gusty wind conditions on the runways.
Let us hope that this is not one if the incidents in which Air Traffic Controllers forgot or otherwise neglected to inform pilots of dangerous landing conditions. Of course, we are very pleased that no injuries were reported.