Jet Airways flight returns to Bengaluru airport after smoke detected in cabin
"Precautionary evacuation of guests and crew was carried out immediately on landing"
A Jet Airways flight bound to Mangalore from Bengaluru made an emergency landing at the KIA minutes after take-off today when smoke was detected in its cabin, a report in the The Hindu said.
According to media reports, Flight 9W 2839 with 65 passengers and four crew member took off from the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru at 10 afterwards it made the emergency landing at around 10: 18 am. None of the crews and passengers were injured in the incident.
All passengers and crew are safe, a statement released by the airlines.
As soon as the flight landed at the airport, the Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting Team rushed to the airplane and evacuated all the 65 passengers and four crew members on board.
"Precautionary evacuation of guests and crew was carried out immediately on landing," the statement added.
"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.