Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh claimed that a Vistara flight narrowly avoided accident and “shook the soul” while landing at the Bhubaneswar airport today, following which Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia promised action.
However, Vistara responded that while the flight did encounter strong tailwinds during its approach to land, the touchdown at the runway was normal.
The flight UK785 departed from Delhi at 7 am and reached Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar around 9 am today.
The Rajya Sabha MP tweeted, “Today, Vistara flight’s landing in Bhubaneswar shook the soul of the passengers and it narrowly avoided an accident.”
आज भुवनेश्वर में @airvistara की landing से लोगों की रूह काँप गई flight दुर्घटना से बाल-बाल बची।
कृपया पायलट महोदय से कोई दूसरा कार्य लें अन्यथा कभी कोई बड़ी घटना घटित हो सकती है। @airvistara प्रबंधतंत्र और मा.मंत्री @JM_Scindia जी कृपया संज्ञान ग्रहण करें। pic.twitter.com/guXiho2gZg
— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) October 27, 2021
“Please take some other work from the pilot otherwise some major incident may happen. Vistara management and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia sir, please take note,” Mr Singh added.
In response, Mr Scindia said on Twitter, “Sanjay ji, we will take appropriate steps after investigating this matter. Thank you for bringing the incident to notice.”
In a statement later, Vistara said the flight did encounter strong tailwinds during its approach to land.
“However, the pilots managed to make necessary adjustments, and despite the gusty winds, touchdown was normal. Our pilots are well trained and experienced in handling such situations,” it added.
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