SpiceJet flight makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on May 28, 2011 Published on May 27, 2011


A SpiceJet aircraft had to make an emergency landing in the Mumbai airport on Friday. The incident occurred on the flight SG – 401, Mumbai-Hyderabad route.

The aircraft had to undertake an emergency landing after the pilot had noticed smoke alarm from the cargo hold. All 140 passengers were de-planed safely.

Smoke detected

“The pilot on board SG-401 observed the smoke alarm in the cargo hold. Following the standard safety procedures and checklists, the captain activated the fire extinguisher in the cargo hold and requested for priority landing,” said the airline in a statement.

The aircraft took off from the Mumbai airport at 5.30 a.m and returned and landed safely at 6.05 a.m.

Aircraft being inspected

SpiceJet also added that the aircraft has been taken to an isolation area and investigating agencies like the Air Safety wing of the DGCA, the bomb detection and disposal squad, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Safety and airport fire agencies are inspecting the aircraft.

Passengers safe

The private airline said that all passengers have been deplaned safely and that, “We are making alternate arrangements to send the passengers to their destination with least delay.”

Earlier, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) official said all passengers were disembarked by 6.30 a.m.

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Published on May 27, 2011
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