Among several flights, domestic and international, which were struggling to get permission to land after the air navigation
system software crashed at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, a Go Air aircraft from Guwahati was given the priority.
The reason was a 46-year-old male passenger who reported sick on board and was in need for immediate medical attention.
ATC sources said Go Air’s G8 607 flight from Guwahati was among several flights that were circling over Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday evening.
“The aircraft’s captain informed us about the medical emergency on board. The flight was given clearance to land on priority and it landed on runway 28 in its normal speed,” said an ATC official requesting anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
A Go Air spokesperson said the passenger started complaining of breathlessness when the aircraft was approaching Delhi.
“The crew provided the passenger with oxygen. We informed Apollo Hospital,” said the Go Air spokesperson.