Now, the false cargo fire alarm sends the IndiGo flight to the city of origin after takeoff
NEW DELHI: another one Indigo The flight had to return to its hometown shortly after takeoff in the early hours of Friday. However, this time the air recoil was not due to an engine hitch but to a fire alarm that later, fortunately, turned out to be false.
Flight 6E-1751 took off after 1 am Friday from Chennai to Kuwait City . “Shortly after taking off, the pilots received a cargo smoke warning on the plane (VT-IJJ) that had more than 160 people on board. They declared the emergency complete and landed safely in Chennai within minutes of taking off from there, ”said a senior official who investigated this incident.
After landing, the inspection of the plane revealed that the fire was false. “Upon arrival, no evidence of smoke was found and only the luggage of passengers was loaded on the stern cargo. It was discovered that two smoke detectors were defective during troubleshooting. The plane is landed in Chennai, waiting for the arrival of spare parts from Delhi, ”the official added.
Comments from Indigo have been sought and are awaited.
Four flights of Indigo have returned to their origin city after take off, called air turn back, due to engine snags since last week.