Nagpur: An Air Arabia plane from Nagpur to Sharjah was grounded at the city airport since Wednesday morning after a technical snag was reported before take off. It has been reliably learnt that the Airbus plane developed a snag in the engine and there was suspected fuel leakage too. The flight did not take off till late evening.
For a long time the 58 passengers were kept seated in the aircraft itself after which some of them were shifted to private hotels, said sources. The aircraft which reaches Nagpur form Sharjah takes off again for Sharjah at around 4am in the morning. Air Arabia is the first international airlines to start services from the city.
It has been learnt that certain spares have to be fitted in, which have to be sourced from outside. Even as most of the passengers are expected to be from Nagpur itself, airlines are also supposed to accommodate in hotels in case of such events, said sources in the aviation business.