IA passengers stranded at Sharjah airport

An IA flight to Goa developed a technical snag just before its take-off, leaving about 140 passengers stranded at the Sharjah Airport.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2006 13:43 IST

An Indian Airlines flight to Goa developed a technical snag just before its take-off, leaving about 140 passengers stranded at the Sharjah Airport.

"The flight could not take off on scheduled time because of a technical snag. All the necessary arrangements were done for the passengers who were stranded. We provided food and accommodation," the Khaleej Times quoted a source from Indian Airlines as saying.

However, some passengers alleged that the airline did not provide accommodation and food during the delay in the flight take-off on Saturday, the paper reported.

The flight was scheduled to take-off for Goa via Calicut last morning but the passengers had to wait at the airport till 1 am this morning, the time of the rescheduled flight, the paper said.

First Published: Mar 19, 2006 13:43 IST