Budget carrier GoAir’s Delhi-Bangkok flight made a mid-air turn back to the capital as the aircraft operating the service was not equipped with mandatory navigational charts, the airline said on Friday.
The GoAir A320neo aircraft — VT WJA — with 146 passengers on board landed back in New Delhi after the crew realised that the required approach and navigation charts for Bangkok had not been put in place on board the aircraft before departure.
“All aircraft are equipped with these charts for navigational purposes at airports. This particular aircraft was recently delivered to GoAir and normally dedicated to operating within India on domestic routes,” a GoAir spokesperson said.
“It was swapped with the original aircraft to operate the Bangkok flight due to maintenance requirements and during that process the update of the navigation charts did not happen. Taking safety into account, the pilot elected to return to Delhi to ensure that the required navigation charts were on board,” he added.
The same flight took-off later with all 146 passengers on board.A GoAir flight to Bangkok with 146 passengers on board had to return to Delhi soon after taking off as the crew forgot to take navigation chart with them. … “Passenger safety is paramount at GoAir
GoAir Delhi-Bangkok flight leaves without navigation charts
Flight with 146 passengers makes mid-air turn back, returns to Delhi
Approach and navigation charts are mandatory for all aircraft
Budget carrier GoAir’s Delhi-Bangkok flight made a mid-air turn back to the capital as the aircraft operating the service was not equipped with mandatory navigational charts, the airline said on Friday.GoAir launched its operations in 2005. GoAir is a low-fare carrier, launched with the objective of commoditizing airline travel by offerings airline seats at marginal premium to first class train fares across India. GoAir is positioned as ‘The Smart People’s Airline’.