President plane develops problem, flight delayed
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 that 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.