Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weather collapses roof at Indian airport

An aviation official said Saturday top officials need to explain how heavy winds and rains could collapse a section of the roof at an Indian airport.

An unidentified civil aviation ministry representative told the Indo-Asian News Service that Friday night's collapse of a roof section at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi will be investigated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

"The government has taken a serious note of the terminal flooding. We have sought a full report from the developers on flooding and the damage caused to a brand new terminal," the aviation official said.

"This is not the first time it has happened. We propose to summon the top officials for an explanation soon. Action may also be taken accordingly."

No injuries were reported, but the incident prompted 10 incoming flights to be diverted.

Delhi International Airport Ltd., which operates the Delhi airport, told news service the roof collapse also prompted 20 outgoing flights to be rescheduled

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