President's plane develops problem, flight delayed
Airport sources said the pilot of the VVIP flight noticed signs of some problem in the cockpit panel while it was still at the tarmac. Details awaited.
The aircraft was thoroughly checked and cleared to fly with the President on board at 11.11 am, airport sources said. The plane was scheduled to take off at 10.20 am.
Sources said Patil remained in the aircraft while the checks were being carried out.
The President had come to Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan to participate in the programmes commemorating 150th birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
Governor MK Narayanan, two state ministers and other senior officials of state government were present at the airport to see her off.
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