The flight of AN-32 Kargil Courier Service started its operations from Wednesday and in its first flight airlifted 31 passengers from Kargil to Srinagar. But the aircraft could not return back to Kargil due to bad weather and the Indian Air Force Aircraft instead landed the flight in Chandigarh.
It may be mentioned that the first Kargil Courier flight had earlier planned to work from 5th December, but due to continued bad weather, it could not take its first flight.
CEC LAHDC Kargil, Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan and the stranded passengers were airlifted from Kargil in the first flight. They have expressed their gratitude to Indian Air Force for arranging the air-sorty between Kargil and Srinagar, despite bad weather.
In view of expected bad weather, in the next few days, the next flight of the Courier Service will be planned accordingly, reads a statement.