LEH, May 16: An Indian Air Force aircraft remained stuck on the runway at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, disrupting all flights to and from one of the highest commercial airports in the world.
“A C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft is facing serviceability issues and is on the runway at Leh,” IAF officials as saying.
Flights by Indian carriers, including Air India, Vistara, SpiceJet and IndiGo either returned or were diverted to nearby Chandigarh and Srinagar due to closure of the airport.
“The issue is in the process of being rectified and the runway is expected to be made available for flying by tomorrow morning,” it added.
The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is situated at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above sea level.