Kolkata: A SpiceJet flight headed to Bangkok with 178 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport in the intervening night of Feb 27 and 28.
According to officials, just a few minutes after the Bangkok-bound flight took off, the pilot noticed that a blade of the left engine was broken, hence it was landed back in Kolkata.
Flight landed back to Kolkata, shortly after take off
The Boeing 737, operating for SpiceJet airline as flight SG83 took off at around 1.09 am from the Kolkata airport for Bangkok with with 178 passengers and six crew members on board.
Soon after take off the pilot noticed that a blade of the left engine was broken, then he contacted the air traffic control. A full emergency was declared at the Kolkata airport with emergency services such as fire engines, ambulances, and emergency teams of the CISF in waiting.
Passengers left on another flight in the morning
According to airport officials, the plane made an emergency landing at 1.27 am. All the passengers and crew members were rescued out safely. Later the full emergency was terminated at 2 am.
The passengers left for Bangkok on another flight at 7.10 am, officials added.
Emergency landing reported earlier
An AirIndia Express flight from Calicut to Dammam in Saudi Arabia with 168 passengers onboard was diverted to Thiruvananthapuram on Feb 24 due to technical issues, informed an Airline spokesperson.
Emergency landing was done after plane's tail brushed ground during takeoff
The Air India Express flight from Karipur Airport to Dammam safely landed at Thiruvananthapuram airport after it was diverted earlier. Just after the tail brushed the ground during takeoff and the oil tank ruptured, spilling into the water, airline officials diverted the flight. The oil tank was alsoreportedly left open after the plane took off.
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