Power cut, runway closure affects flight operations at Mumbai airport

Flight operations at the city airport were severely affected on Wednesday due to the closure of main runway, coupled with water-logging at terminal 1-C and power cut.

Flights were delayed for one to one and a half-hour due to the closure of runway for over an hour, an airport source told PTI.

Adding to the problem, there was power cut as well as water-logging at the newly constructed terminal 1-C which further led to congestion at the airport, the source said.

The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said that the main runway (09/27) was closed for 50 minutes (0810 hours to 0900 hours) to clear glass pieces of runway edge light which were broken by a departing aircraft.

“Due to the closure, there was a long queue of aircraft at the runway awaiting clearance from the ATC,” the source said.

The source also said that following rains last night, there was water-logging at terminal 1-C leading to the closure of the area.


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