Mumbai-Hong Kong flight: Cockpit door snag grounds aircraft

Fliers travelling to Hong Kong from Mumbai via Cathay Pacific flight (CX 660) were inconvenienced after it was cancelled due to the non-functional cockpit door.

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The aircraft (Airbus 333) was taxiing when it was called off the runway upon detection of the glitch. The flight that was supposed to take off at 1.25 am on Tuesday was delayed by almost two hours for technical inspection and was then cancelled by 3.30 am. All the 224 passengers were asked to alight and provided accommodation. However, a few of them chose to continue their journey via different airlines.

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Airline apologises
A Cathay Pacific spokesperson said, “Flight CX660 departing Mumbai for Hong Kong on March 22 was cancelled due to an unresponsive computer part in the cockpit. While a few of the passengers opted to return home, others were accommodated in hotels. Our airport team is also working hard to make alternative arrangements for the affected passengers. We are now working to rectify the technical issue and the new departure time is now scheduled at 8.30 pm (Wednesday). We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers.”

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