Ahead of the emergency landing, fire engines, ambulances and emergency teams of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were deployed at the Kolkata airport to meet any emergency.
KOLKATA: A Bangkok-bound SpiceJet flight was found to have a broken engine blade, following which it made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport late on Sunday night. Officials said that this Boeing 737 flight number SG83 had 178 passengers and six crew members. The plane had taken off from Kolkata airport for Bangkok at 1.95 am, but minutes later the pilot noticed that a blade on the left engine was broken. He said the pilot immediately contacted air traffic control and a full emergency was declared at the Kolkata airport.
During this time fire engines, ambulances and emergency teams of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were kept deployed. Airport officials said the plane made an emergency landing at 1.27 am and all passengers and crew members were safely evacuated. The full emergency was lifted at 2 am, he added. The passengers left for Bangkok by another flight at 7.10 am, officials said.
Emergency landing of Indigo Airlines plane in Ahmedabad on Sunday
On the other hand, on Sunday (February 26), a major plane crash was averted in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Here, an Indigo Airlines flight going from Surat to Delhi made an emergency landing after a bird hit it. Actually it happened when a bird hit the plane. During this time the aircraft had taken off and moved towards the prescribed height. After this incident, the aircraft was diverted to Ahmedabad and an emergency landing was made there. Let us tell you that the emergency landing of Indigo’s aircraft was done at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport.