Delhi-Kolkata flight makes emergency landing after detecting smoke in aircraft cargo

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Delhi-Kolkata flight makes emergency landing after detecting smoke in aircraft cargo

The pilots of the IndiGo aircraft from Delhi to Kolkata asked for a priority landing from Kolkata ATC after they detected smoke in the cargo hold area.

Kolkata Air traffic Control (ATC) reported the incident to the airport fire brigade to ensure a safe landing for IndiGo flight 6E-2513.

Before landing, the pilots followed all necessary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

“The pilots followed their SOPs and prioritised the landing at Kolkata. Post-arrival necessary inspections were carried out. The warning was confirmed as spurious. Necessary rectifications on the detection system are in progress,” IndiGo stated.

Aviation sources said that IndiGo pilots declared “May Day” due to smoke detected in the cargo hold of the aircraft headed for Kolkata.

“The pilots of the plane declared ‘May Day’ after a smoke warning in the cargo hold area was later cancelled and landed safely at the airport and it was a fake warning,” DGCA official told ANI.

There have been no reports of any passenger injuries. All passengers are safe. BKM/ Expat Media


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