Smoke Alarm Forces Jet Flight To Return

Published on : Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jet AirwaysA Jet Airways flight from Bengaluru to Mangalore was forced to return to the airport minutes after take-off today after smoke trails were detected from its cabin.

 

Jet Flight 9W 2839 with 65 passengers and four crew members took off from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru at 10 am and returned at 10:20 am.

 

A statement released by the airlines said all passengers and crew are safe. Four of them were given first aid at the airport.

 

“A full emergency was declared at the airport for priority landing of the flight following which the runway was closed for operations at 10.20 am and the aircraft landed safely”, a statement released by the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) read. Operations resumed at 10.51 am, BIAL added.

 
“Precautionary evacuation of guests and crew was carried out immediately on landing,” the airline statement added.

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