Air India pilot leaves flight in Jaipur after exceeding duty hours

More than 40 passengers flying Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, were stranded at the Jaipur airport after their pilot left the flight saying that his duty hours were over.

The Delhi-bound flight originated from Lucknow and reached Sanganer airport in Jaipur on Wednesday, where it remained idle reportedly till Thursday.

“The pilot’s duty-time got over and therefore, he could not take the flight,” Sanganer airport director J S Balhara told the media.

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