After all what happened with this ship (Boeing 720), why it had to stay in Nagpur. Let’s read this interesting story in detail.
How did the landing take place in Nagpur?
On 21 July 1991, this aircraft made an emergency landing at Nagpur Airport. The Boeing 720 had an engine failure. So it was given permission for emergency landing. At that time this ship was flying as a private jet. Usually, after landing in such a condition, a maintenance team is sent to the ship, which checks the engine for any fault. But this did not happen with this ship, rather it remained near the runway. And finally it was removed from here 6 years ago i.e. in the year 2015.
This ship was registered in the name of Continental Aviation Private Limited (CAPL). The owner of the ship did not show interest in taking it back. The parking fees of the ship kept increasing. CAPL did not give this money. Later this matter reached the Bombay High Court.
threatened to remove
After getting caught in legal trouble, the ship remained on the runway, but later problems started in the operation of other ships. So it was pushed 150 meters away from the runway. According to the English newspaper Times of India, despite repeated warnings from the regulator DGCA, the private owners of Nagpur airport refused to move the plane. Until July 2011, when the DGCA threatened to take away the airport operator’s license. It was said that the aircraft should be taken to a safe distance of 600 meters from the runway.
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removed in 2015
Finally, during the construction of the new airport in the year 2015, this ship was sent to Nagpur Flying Club on 29 September. After 24 years, a set of new tires was brought to pull this plane. In just 30 minutes it was delivered to the Flying Club of Nagpur. This ship was flying since 1961. During this it was sent through three different hands.