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Snake found onboard Mumbai-bound IndiGo flight at Kolkata airport

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 08:58 PM IST
According to a report, passengers were yet to board the plane when the serpent was discovered.
According to AAI, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services is responsible for the deployment of MCP as quickly as possible at a distance of not less than 90m upwind from the aircraft accident site.(HT file photo)
According to AAI, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services is responsible for the deployment of MCP as quickly as possible at a distance of not less than 90m upwind from the aircraft accident site.(HT file photo)

Kolkata airport gets mobile command post vehicle after Kerala plane mishap

Kolkata | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2020 02:45 PM IST
According to Authority of India (AAI), Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services is responsible for the deployment of MCP as quickly as possible at a distance of not less than 90m upwind from the aircraft accident site.
A view of the empty airport premises, during a twice-a-week lockdown against coronavirus, at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal on Saturday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
A view of the empty airport premises, during a twice-a-week lockdown against coronavirus, at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal on Saturday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Flight operations to be suspended in Kolkata during lockdown days

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Besides, the seven-day lockdown spaced out through August, the state government has announced that all restrictions would be strictly enforced in the containment zones until August 31.
The state-administration has announced a 24-hour state-wide complete lockdown on at least two days every week, the first of which was enforced on Thursday (July 23). (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The state-administration has announced a 24-hour state-wide complete lockdown on at least two days every week, the first of which was enforced on Thursday (July 23). (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

No flight operations at Kolkata airport on July 25, 29

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 05:29 PM IST
The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has already cancelled flights coming to Kolkata from six coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-hit cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad -- until July 31, on the request of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government.
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

No flights to Kolkata from six cities between July 6-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Earlier, the Mamata Banerjee-led government had written to the Centre to stop sending trains and flights from at least five coronavirus ‘hotspot’ states.
AirAsia staff members stand on social distancing markings, as they wait to enter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)
AirAsia staff members stand on social distancing markings, as they wait to enter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)

Kolkata airport welcomes passengers as flight ops resume in Bengal after 2 months

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 09:46 AM IST
On Thursday, 10 flights will take off from Kolkata and an equal number will arrive in Kolkata, news agency PTI reported.
People inspect their damaged house after a tree fell on it as Cyclone Amphan ravaged West bengal, in Burdwan district on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
People inspect their damaged house after a tree fell on it as Cyclone Amphan ravaged West bengal, in Burdwan district on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

CM Mamata Banerjee receives PM Modi at Kolkata airport. A request follows

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 02:00 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier said that Rs 1,000 crore fund has been created for restoration work for areas affected by Cyclone Amphan.
Kolkata airport operation has resumed from 12 pm on Thursday (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata airport operation has resumed from 12 pm on Thursday (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Kolkata airport resumes operation post cyclone Amphan

Kolkata | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Earlier today, Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India, informed that a small private aircraft that was parked in a hangar has been damaged due to Cyclone Amphan.
Air India CMD speaking at a press conference in New Delhi on May 21, 2020.(ANI)
Air India CMD speaking at a press conference in New Delhi on May 21, 2020.(ANI)

Cyclone Amphan: Private aircraft, hangar at Kolkata airport damaged, says Air India CMD

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Harshita Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 05:37 PM IST
The Kolkata airport was flooded due to heavy rain after Cyclone Amphan made landfall in coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20.
The medical team that attended to the Bagdogra-bound passenger later reported him to be stable(ANI/ Twitter)
The medical team that attended to the Bagdogra-bound passenger later reported him to be stable(ANI/ Twitter)

CISF officer gives CPR to 53-yr-old man who collapsed at Kolkata airport, saves his life

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 11:51 PM IST
On-duty CISF Sub Inspector Partha Bose saw the man collapsing and he immediately rushed to the man’s side, a senior official said.
A general view of Howrah bridge during rain that has been occurred due to cyclone Bulbul, in Kolkata on Nov 9, 2019 (ANI Photo)
A general view of Howrah bridge during rain that has been occurred due to cyclone Bulbul, in Kolkata on Nov 9, 2019 (ANI Photo)

Cyclone Bulbul to make landfall tonight, Kolkata airport suspends flight ops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 04:34 PM IST
Bulbul is likely to hit the Sunderban delta along the India-Bangladesh border on Saturday night with a wind speed of up to 135 km an hour, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials. The cyclone will then lose some of its strength and become a ‘severe’ cyclonic storm.
The passenger was offloaded by the airline and handed over to the local police.(PTI FILE)
The passenger was offloaded by the airline and handed over to the local police.(PTI FILE)

Fed up of airport frisking, man cries bomb, ends up missing flight to Bangkok

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:39 AM IST
According to officials at security agencies, because of a high-leve alert being sounded, they had put in place secondary ladder point checking (SLPC) under which passengers, despite being checked by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) before entering the departure area, are checked again by airline staff just before they board.
Rohit Pandey had to be taken out after cutting the doors. The report said the landing gear door didn’t have a pin, which may have prevented it from retracting.
Rohit Pandey had to be taken out after cutting the doors. The report said the landing gear door didn’t have a pin, which may have prevented it from retracting.

Aviation watchdog’s report points to lapses in July 9 SpiceJet mishap

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The aircraft that Rohit Pandey was working on had completed a Kolkata-Silchar flight. It had taxied out at 3.35pm and returned to the bay at 3.55pm owing to a snag.
Rohit Virendra Pandey, the SpiceJet technician who was killed after the landing gear door of the aircraft he was working on got shut at the Kolkata airport, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Rohit Virendra Pandey, the SpiceJet technician who was killed after the landing gear door of the aircraft he was working on got shut at the Kolkata airport, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.(PTI file photo)

SpiceJet worker killed while fixing plane

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 11:20 PM IST
A 22-year-old SpiceJet technician, who was carrying out maintenance work on an aircraft at the Kolkata airport, died on Wednesday after the doors that house the landing gear closed on him, the airline said in a statement.
The aeroplane carrying 179 passengers and six crew members was cordoned off for safe landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport .(HT File Photo)
The aeroplane carrying 179 passengers and six crew members was cordoned off for safe landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport .(HT File Photo)

Air Asia flight makes emergency landing after threat call

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Emergency was declared at Kolkata Airport after a threat call received at Bengaluru Airport for Air Asia I5-588 flight from Bagdogra to Kolkata
Stranded-passengers-at-the-Netaji-Subhash-Chandra-Bose-International-Airport-on-day-3-of-the-strike-by-Air-India-pilots-in-Kolkata-PTI-photo
Stranded-passengers-at-the-Netaji-Subhash-Chandra-Bose-International-Airport-on-day-3-of-the-strike-by-Air-India-pilots-in-Kolkata-PTI-photo

Around 25 flights delayed at Kolkata airport as Internet server goes down

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 10:27 PM IST
The airlines have been issuing boarding passes manually since 5.30 pm.
Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee is Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.(Samir Jana / HT Photo)
Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee is Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.(Samir Jana / HT Photo)

‘Constitutional anarchy in Bengal’: Centre to SC on row over TMC lawmaker kin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 11:37 PM IST
The Centre told the bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that customs officials had stopped the lawmaker’s wife to check two of her seven bags on suspicion that she was illegally carrying a large amount of cash and gold.
A passenger onboard Vistara airlines Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata flight had to be offloaded on Thursday at Delhi airport due to ‘unruly behaviour’, the airlines said.
A passenger onboard Vistara airlines Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata flight had to be offloaded on Thursday at Delhi airport due to ‘unruly behaviour’, the airlines said.

Passenger insists on smoking onboard Kolkata flight, causes three-hour delay

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 06:00 PM IST
On November 26, a 21-year-old man travelling on a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was deplaned and taken into custody at the Kolkata airport after he allegedly made a social media post from inside the aircraft saying he was a terrorist.
An Indigo flight from Jaipur to Kolkata made an emergency landing at Kolkata after reporting a smoke alert (File photo)(HT)
An Indigo flight from Jaipur to Kolkata made an emergency landing at Kolkata after reporting a smoke alert (File photo)(HT)

Indigo flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata after smoke alert, passengers safe

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 11:12 AM IST
The flight 6E-237 was flying from Jaipur to Kolkata when the smoke was detected, but the plane landed safely at Kolkata.
The youth, identified as Yog Vedan Poddar, had covered his face with a handkerchief and taken a picture.(HT Photo)
The youth, identified as Yog Vedan Poddar, had covered his face with a handkerchief and taken a picture.(HT Photo)

‘Terrorist on flight’, snapchats Jet flyer from inside plane, detained

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Avijit Ghoshal and Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 10:50 PM IST
A social media post by a man, said to be in his early twenties, which coincided with the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai ten years ago, triggered panic.
A special court in Mumbai Monday remanded Deepak Kulkarni, an executive working for fugitive Mehul Choksi, in judicial custody for 14 days.(HT File Photo)
A special court in Mumbai Monday remanded Deepak Kulkarni, an executive working for fugitive Mehul Choksi, in judicial custody for 14 days.(HT File Photo)

Mehul Choksi’s aide sent to 14-day judicial custody

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 08:23 PM IST
A special court in Mumbai Monday remanded Deepak Kulkarni, an executive working for fugitive Mehul Choksi, in judicial custody for 14 days. The Enforcement Directorate had arrested Kulkarni last week at the Kolkata airport after he landed from Hong Kong.
Airport officials wondered how could the vehicle hit the aircraft that was standing at the tarmac at the appropriate spot.(Reuters File Photo)
Airport officials wondered how could the vehicle hit the aircraft that was standing at the tarmac at the appropriate spot.(Reuters File Photo)

Water tanker hits Qatar Airways plane at Kolkata airport; DGCA orders probe

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 08:20 AM IST
There were 103 passengers. The aircraft did not take off.
Officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau doubt that additional quantities of narcotics are hidden in other parts of the detained person’s body.(Representative image)
Officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau doubt that additional quantities of narcotics are hidden in other parts of the detained person’s body.(Representative image)

Nigerian with cocaine concealed in uterus nabbed at Kolkata airport

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 02:31 PM IST
Narcotics Control Bureau official said it was one of the rarest of rare events where narcotics were being smuggled by hiding them inside the uterus.
A Singapore Airlines Airbus.(AFP File Photo)
A Singapore Airlines Airbus.(AFP File Photo)

Singapore Airlines flight suffers hydraulic failure at Kolkata airport

Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 03:55 PM IST
The aircraft reportedly suffered a hydraulic failure after touchdown and could not be moved from the runway for around 20 minutes.
Some passengers cite major congestion at Lohegaon international airport.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Some passengers cite major congestion at Lohegaon international airport.(RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

Pune airport scripts ‘8 million’ record, flyers unimpressed

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 04:48 PM IST
Recently, Pune airport, along with Cochin and Kolkata airports, has been jointly rated as the world’s third best airports for customer experience in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category at the prestigious Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards 2017.
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