A Spicejet flight needed to make an emergency touchdown on the Kolkata airport on Monday night inside minutes of take-off after a technical glitch was detected mid-air, sources stated.
There have been 69 folks on the Bagdogra-bound airplane SG- 275, together with West Bengal’s Director-Common of Police Virendra and the state’s safety advisor Surajit Kar Purkayastha, airport sources stated.
All of the passengers and crew members are secure, they stated.
Quickly after the take-off, minor smoke was seen within the cabin and the hearth alarm went off, the sources stated.
The pilots contacted the ATC and made the emergency touchdown safely, they stated.
An investigation is underway to establish the precise reason for the glitch, they added.
Various preparations are being made for the passengers, the sources stated.