Raipur-Indore IndiGo Flight: Smoke reported in cabin of plane after landing

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 06:36 PM IST
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Smoke was detected in the cabin of a Raipur-Indore IndiGo flight after landing on Tuesday, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation said today.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating the incident.

The incident comes hours after a Delhi-bound Vistara flight from Bangkok landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on a single-engine following an 'electrical malfunction.'

The flight was uneventful and landed on runway 10 at Delhi airport. Post runway vacation Engine 2 was shut down for single-engine taxiing.

The Air traffic control (ATC) was informed and a tow truck was requested. Subsequently, the aircraft was towed to the parking bay. The matter was reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The plane was towed from the taxi bay to the parking bay.

Tuesday had been an uneventful day for the aviation industry in India.

A Dubai-bound SpiceJet flight from Delhi was diverted to Karachi in Pakistan on Tuesday as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning.

More than 150 passengers were onboard the SpiceJet flight (Delhi-Dubai) that made an emergency landing in Karachi, Pakistan after developing a technical fault.

Following this, the DGCA ordered a probe into the incident.

"On July 5, 2022, M/s SpiceJet B737-8 Max aircraft VT-MXG while operating flight SG-011, Delhi - Dubai, the crew observed unusual fuel quantity reduction from the left tank. They carried out a relevant non-normal checklist, however fuel quantity kept on decreasing. PIC decided to divert the aircraft to Karachi (KHI). Aircraft diverted in coordination with ATC and landed safely at KHI," said DGCA statement.

SpiceJet said the flight was diverted when it was on the way to Dubai and flying on 5000 ft.

Another aircraft of India's low-cost carrier SpiceJet reported a glitch in its Kandla - Mumbai flight on Tuesday. This is the second incident involving the airline on Tuesday.

Earlier on Saturday, a domestic flight made an emergency landing after its cabin filled with smoke soon after take-off for the central city of Jabalpur, the airline said.

(with agency inputs)

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