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GoAir carries passengers without permission, DGCA to investigate

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CHENNAI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started its investigation of a recent incident wherein a cargo-only flight of GoAir took off from Chennai with almost 160 passengers on board, without the clearance to land at the destination.

The flight, G8-1305, that took off from Chennai at 3 pomander returned there at 5.15 pm after the GoAir realised it did not have clearance to land at Port Blair airport.

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According to DGCA, the regulator is probing the incident and if the flight was meant to serve as a cargo-only flight.

Reportedly, The GoAir flight took off from Chennai to Port Blair and turned back/diverted due to operational reasons and landed in Chenna with 160 passengers.

“The airline sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to the passengers,” the spokesperson added.

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