Missing the Miqat

Q 6: I wished to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage). I assumed the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) from my house in Riyadh. I boarded the plane, and during the flight, the captain of the plane announced: After a short while we shall fly over the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah), and I will inform you when we reach it. Later, he announced: Now, we are about to land at the airport of Jeddah. However, I did not make the intention to perform `Umrah or announce the Talbiyah (devotional expressions chanted at certain times during Hajj and `Umrah) except at the airport. In other words, I did not know until we had landed that we had passed the Miqat. So only then I made the intention to perform `Umrah and pronounced Talbiyah. Is there any sin on me for missing the Miqat, as I passed by it without announcing Talbiyah or making the intention to perform `Umrah until I had went past it? Please answer my question. May Allah reward you with the best reward.

A: If you did not intend to perform `Umrah and assumed the state of Ihram only at the airport of Jeddah, while you were heading from (Part No. 10; Page No. 94)  Riyadh or some other place that is outside the prescribed Miqats, then you have to offer Fidyah (ransom) by slaughtering a sheep in Makkah that meets the same specifications for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) and the meat should be distributed among the needy.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions.