IndiGo flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata airport
Over 130 passengers onboard an IndiGo flight from Jaipur to Kolkata faced a life-threatening situation when the plane’s cockpit and cabin were engulfed in smoke, forcing it to make an emergency landing at its destination airport. No passengers were injured in the incident. The government has tasked the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) to probe the incident. IndiGo has also been asked to conduct a detailed technical inspection and submit a preliminary report, according to a DGCA official.“The IndiGo aircraft VT ITR was about 45 miles off Kolkata when smoke engulfed the aircraft. The pilot issued May Day call and sought an emergency landing at Kolkata airport,” a source said.The Airbus A320 Neo plane was then steered towards an isolation bay at the airport, following which a chute was deployed to evacuate some passengers and others deplaned with the help of a ladder, according to IndiGo in a statement.