Monday, February 01, 2021

SpiceJet Plane Carrying West Bengal Top Cop Makes Emergency Landing At Kolkata Airport

Kolkata: A SpiceJet flight had to make an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport on Monday evening within minutes of take off after a technical glitch was detected mid-air, sources said.

There were 69 people on the Bagdogra-bound plane SG- 275, including West Bengal's Director-General of Police Virendra and the state''s security advisor Surajit Kar Purkayastha, airport sources said.

All the passengers and crew members are safe, they said.

Soon after the take off, minor smoke was seen in the cabin and the fire alarm went off, sources said.

The pilots contacted Air Traffic Control (ATC) and made the emergency landing safely, they said.

An investigation is underway to ascertain the exact cause of the glitch, they said.

Alternative arrangements are being made for the passengers, they added.

01/02/21 PTI/NDTV

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