IndiGo plane lands safely at Kolkata airport after plane smoke warning

New Delhi:

Pilots of an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Kolkata asked Kolkata ATC for a priority landing after smoke was detected in the cargo area.

Kolkata Air Traffic Control (ATC) has alerted airport firefighters for a safe landing for IndiGo Flight 6E-2513.

According to IndiGo, all prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) were followed by the pilots prior to landing.

“The pilots followed their SOPs and prioritized landing in Kolkata. The necessary post-arrival inspections have been carried out. The warning has been confirmed as false. The necessary rectifications on the detection system are in progress “, IndiGo said in a statement.

According to aviation sources, IndiGo pilots have declared ‘May Day’ today due to smoke in the cargo area of ​​the plane bound for Kolkata.

“The pilots of the plane declared ‘May Day’ after a smoke warning in the cargo area was later canceled and landed safely at the airport and it was a false warning”, a DGCA official told ANI.

May Day is a distress call used to signal a life-threatening emergency, usually on a ship or aircraft.

IndiGo operating an Airbus (VT-IJA) from Delhi to Kolkata received a false cargo smoke warning before landing, all passengers are safe and no passengers were injured.