Smoke was detected coming out from an aircraft of Bhutan Airlines today during its take-off at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, according to ANI. The plane was scheduled for Bangkok. The crew in the aircraft have deboarded all the travellers and fire brigade vans were rushed to the spot. All the passengers are reportedly safe, the news agency reported.
Earlier, a pilot of an airline was suspended for smoking in the cockpit while flying the aircraft. A co-pilot had filed a complaint with the airline after landing. The incident took place on an AirAsia India flight from Hyderabad to Delhi on August 28, as per The Times of India. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has also assured strict action against the pilot. “The action against this commander could include the suspension of his flying license for some time, and asking the airline to get an FIR registered against him,” ToI reported quoting a highly placed source.
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2017
On May 23, An Air-India flight from Mumbai to Bhubaneswar made an emergency landing and returned to Mumbai safely after smoke was found in its cockpit on Monday. All 155 passengers on-board were declared safe. A spokesperson for Mumbai International Airport had said,“A full emergency was declared at 2.30 pm for flight AI 669. The aircraft landed safe and emergency was withdrawn.” “The flight, which was pushed back at 1.45 pm, took off at 2.15 pm and returned at 2.50 pm. Initially, local authority declared an emergency but later it was withdrawn. The emergency has since been withdrawn, and passengers will depart from another aircraft at 4.15 pm,” an official spokesperson of Air India had said, as per The Indian Express.