Emergency landing at Delhi as smoke on IndiGo airline cockpit detected midair

24 Nov 2017  132 | World Travel Fairs

A crew member noticed fumes inside the cabin soon after the Vishakhapatnam-bound flight 6E719 took off with 170 passengers from Delhi at 5.20 a.m. yesterday. It returned 10 minutes later because of the fumes.

The airport official said that there was also a “drop in cabin pressure” leading to oxygen masks being automatically deployed. The airline, however, said that a “false alarm” over-burning smell in the cabin was behind the emergency landing. Though it was sensed as false alarm, keeping the safety and security of the passengers the captain carried out the precautionary landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.