Smoke alarm forces emergency landing of SpiceJet flight

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SpiceJet flight landing
Mumbai, May 27: A Mumbai-Hyderabad SpiceJet flight with 140 passengers on board today (May 27) landed under emergency conditions at the city airport after the pilot noticed a smoke alarm from the cargo hold.

The aircraft, SG-401, which took off from Mumbai airport at around 5.30 am returned and landed safely at 6.05 am here.

"The pilot on board SG-401 observed the smoke alarm in the cargo hold. Following the standard safety procedures and checklists, the captain activated the fire extinguisher in the cargo hold and requested for priority landing," SpiceJet said in a release issued here.

The aircraft has been taken to an isolation area and investigating agencies like the Air Safety wing of the DGCA, the bomb detection and disposal squad, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Safety and airport fire agencies are inspecting the aircraft, it said.

The private airline said that all passengers have been deplaned safely and "We are making alternate arrangements to send the passengers to their destination with least delay."

Earlier, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) official said all passengers were disembarked by 6.30 AM.

PTI

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