Due to poor weather following cyclone “Biparjoy,” an IndiGo flight had to cancel its Tuesday landing at Mumbai Airport. After two failed attempts at landing, the Lucknow-Mumbai flight 6E-2441 was diverted to Udaipur and made a hard landing.
The plane was supposed to land in Mumbai around 1.15 pm, according to reports. It failed to land, though, and hung over the airport for nearly 30 minutes. After that, the plane was redirected to Udaipur. At 3.30 p.m., the pilot attempted to land there twice as well but ultimately had to make a difficult landing.
Notably, over the east-central Arabian Sea on Sunday, the severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy became stronger and became an extremely severe cyclonic storm. Mumbai and Thane were under a yellow alert for Monday as issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Due to bad weather brought on by Cyclone Biparjoy, Mumbai Airport’s flight operations were temporarily halted on Monday.
Mumbai had severe winds and heavy rain on Monday evening as a result of Cyclone Biparjoy. On June 15, the storm is anticipated to make landfall close to the Jakhau port in the Kutch area of Gujarat.
Authorities have already relocated 21,000 residents from several coastal regions to safer areas.