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New York-Delhi direct flight will get caught in London

New York-Delhi direct flight will get caught in London

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NEW DELHI: A New York-Delhi nonstop is a 14-15 hour-ride however practically 300 passengers who left New York Sunday morning (India time) on American Airlines flight AA 292 have been cooling their heels in London since Monday afternoon (IST) after the struggle needed to be diverted to Heathrow because of a medical emergency on board. Now they’re anticipated to take off from there for Delhi on Wednesday.
American Airways has permission to function scheduled companies between India and the US. Due to this fact, working this Boeing 777 from London to Delhi required particular permission. It’s attainable until the nod got here, the stranded passengers had been knowledgeable that they could must fly again to New York after which head from there to Delhi.
Whereas that want didn’t come up because the Indian Directorate Basic of Civil Aviation (DGCA) allowed this American plane to fly from London to Delhi as a non-scheduled (constitution) operation with a distinct flight quantity AA 295, the identical is more likely to function on Wednesday (June 1) because the airline arranges for crew to do the identical. This implies the 300 passengers who had left New York on Might 30 will attain Delhi two days afterward June 1 (IST) as a substitute of what was to be a 15-hour journey. A DGCA official stated AA 295 “bought cancelled because of crew responsibility time limitations”.
In an announcement, American Airways stated: “On Sunday, American Airways flight 292 from New York (JFK) to Delhi (DEL) diverted to London Heathrow (LHR) because of a medical emergency on board. The flight was unable to proceed because of crew relaxation necessities and is presently awaiting approval from varied governmental authorities as wanted to re-depart to Delhi.”
AA 292 took off from JFK at 9.19 pm on Might 29 (New York time), which is 6.49 am IST on Might 30. An Indian passenger onboard the flight reportedly took in poor health when the plane was flying over Europe. Attributable to this medical emergency the crew determined to move to London Heathrow the place they landed at 2.23 pm on Might 30 (IST).

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