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IndiGo Delhi-Vizag Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Smoke Detected in Cockpit; Full Emergency Announced

All the 170 passengers onboard IndiGo 6E719 Delhi-Vizag aircraft are safe.

Updated: November 23, 2017 5:07 PM IST

By News Desk


New Delhi, Nov 23: An IndiGo flight from Delhi to Visakhapatnam returned to Delhi safely and made an emergency landing after smoke was detected in its cockpit on Wednesday, November 22. All the 170 passengers onboard IndiGo 6E719 Delhi-Vizag aircraft are safe. The cause of the smoke is not known yet.

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A full emergency was declared soon after the smoke was detected in the cockpit of the aircraft. There has not been an official announcement from IndiGo.

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In March 2017, an Air India aircraft, carrying 15 passengers, travelling from Mumbai to Bhubaneswar made an emergency landing in Mumbai after smoke was detected in its cockpit. “A full emergency was declared at 2.30 pm for flight AI 669. The aircraft landed safe and emergency was withdrawn,” said an official from Mumbai airport.

He added that the local authority had declared an emergency initially but withdrawn it later. “The emergency has since been withdrawn, and passengers will depart from another aircraft at 4:15 PM,” he added.

IndiGo was yet again in news earlier in the day after a 65-year-old male passenger, identified as IB Tripathi, suffered a heart attack onboard the flight at Varanasi airport. The incident happened at around 10:20 AM. Tripathi was travelling alone, a report said.

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Published Date: November 23, 2017 4:27 PM IST

Updated Date: November 23, 2017 5:07 PM IST