Tamil Nadu, November 20: An IndiGo flight, coming from Coimbatore, made an emergency landing at Chennai Airport on Wednesday, following a smoke alarm in the cargo area of the aircraft. All passengers and crew on board are safe. Authorities have said that there was no fire.
In other news, earlier this month, a Chennai-Kuwait flight carrying more than 160 passengers returned to Chennai airport minutes after taking off, when pilots declared a mid-air emergency following a fire alarm. It was later found that the alarm was set off by faulty smoke detectors in the cargo compartment. Indigo Flight Engine Catches Fire, Makes Emergency Landing at Dabolim International Airport.
Check ANI tweet:
Tamil Nadu: An IndiGo flight, coming from Coimbatore, made an emergency landing at Chennai Airport today, following a smoke alarm in the cargo area of the aircraft. All passengers and crew on board are safe. Authorities say that there was no fire.
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2019
In September this year, a Goa-Delhi Indigo airline flight, which was also ferrying state Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral, had to make a turnaround and land at the Dabolim International Airport, after its left engine caught fire.
A major tragedy was averted in June, when a Guwahati-bound flight from Hyderabad made an emergency at Bhubaneswar airport after a passenger onboard created a mid-air ruckus. According to reports, a 20-year-old “mentally-unstable” passenger identified as Irshad Ali starting created chaos on the flight after which the flight was forced to land at Biju Patnaik airport.