Bhubaneswar: A flight of IndiaOneAir reportedly returned to Bhubaneswar after it failed to land at Jeypore Airport in Koraput district of Odisha due to bad weather today.
The nine-seater flight reportedly did not get the required permission from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) to land at Jeypore Airport, sources said.
It returned to Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Odisha capital after hovering over Jeypore Airport for quite a few minutes, sources added.
“It was a rainy day in Jeypore. The flight did not get the required permission to land at Jeypore Airport. The flight returned to Bhubaneswar in view of the depleting fuel stock,” said a source.
The passengers, who had booked their tickets for travelling to Bhubaneswar from Jeypore, have expressed their resentment over the incident.
They alleged that flight service between Bhubaneswar-Jeypore have been cancelled multiple times in the recent past.