Scoot Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Chennai Airport After Pilot Detects Smoke
File image of Scoot Airways aircraft (Photo Credits: Scoot Airways website)

Chennai, May 20: A Singapore-bound Scoot Airways plane made an emergency landing at Chennai airport after pilots detected smoke from the plane's cargo hold. Scoot Airways flight TR 567 made an emergency landing around 3:40 am on Monday. The aircraft flew with 161 passengers and crew members from Tamil Nadu's Trichy.

The pilots detected the 'spark' while the plane was still in the Indian airspace, the officials told PTI. Immediately, the pilots contacted the Chennai airport for an emergency landing. Permission was granted and firefighters were put on standby, they said. Air India Flight Lands at Jamnagar IAF Base After Passenger Suffers Cardiac Arrest.

All passengers were later safely disembarked and the flight was grounded at Chennai airport. Nobody was injured in the incident. The plane is expected to fly back to Singapore later in the day.