Chaos prevail at Lucknow airport after radar failure, several flights remain suspended

14 January 2017, 08:09 PM
A file photo of the Lucknow airport. (Wiki Commons)
A file photo of the Lucknow airport. (Wiki Commons)

Chaos prevailed at Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport after a failure in the radar system led to suspension of several flights on Saturday.

Stranded passengers expressed their dissent after airport authorities failed to clear the air on the situation. 

According to sources, at least 20 incoming and outbound flights were suspended due to the technical glitch that occurred around 4.30pm.

According to reports, at least 16 flights were also diverted to a nearby airport. 

Sources said that private carrier Jet Airways decided to cancel its Delhi-Lucknow flight 9W 755 and 9W 756 Lucknow-Delhi citing technical issues. 

The reason behind the radar failure is still not known, and airport authorities called it a technical snag.

Further details on the matter are awaited.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Saturday, January 14, 2017 06:48 PM
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