There were heavy showers in several places in Tuticorin district last evening. There was a downpour in Pudukottai, and Vaagai Kulam. Water stagnated in Tuticorin airport runway. Planes were not able to land in the airport.
Last evening at around 4.50 pm a private jet with 36 passengers left Chennai and was to land in Tuticorin airport. But as there was water stagnation in the airport, the plane hovered above the airport for 10 minutes.
The plane was diverted to Madurai and it landed there. Workers Welfare Board Minister Chellapandiyan was in the aircraft for participation in event in Tuticorin. He alighted at Madurai airport and reached Tuticorin in a car.
Same way, actor Suriya, actress Anushka were awaiting flight in Tuticorin airport for participation in Singam 2 shooting held in Chennai. As the plane had been diverted to Madurai, both Suriya and Anushka left for Chennai in a car.