Smoke emanating from IndiGo engine; forces return to Kolkata airport
Smoke emanating from a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight as soon as it took off from Kolkata airport forced the flight to return to Kolkata airport.
Sources informed that the smoke was seen emanating from one of the engines of the flight.
The IndiGo flight, with 174 passengers on board, took off from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at 2:38 pm.
The flight had to return after the Air Traffic Control saw smoke billowing from its left engine, it was informed.
Though none of the passengers were harmed, the incident has been reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, said IndiGo in a statement.
The airline added that the passengers were accommodated in a different aircraft, which departed nearly two hours after the incident.
The necessary Standard Operating Procedures were followed in the emergency situation and this led to emergency being sorted out without any incident.