A SpiceJet aircraft from Odisha with over 50 passengers on board made an emergency touchdown on the Kolkata airport on Monday night following a “cabin stress” problem, airport officers stated.
The airline stated the plane, which had taken off from Jharsuguda airport in Odisha, landed safely, and no passenger or crew discomfort was reported.
The Q400 plane was scheduled to depart at 4.40 PM however left at round 6 PM and landed in Kolkata at round 7.15 PM, official sources stated.
When contacted, the Gurgaon-based airline confirmed the incident.
“Whereas passing FL220 (which means an altitude of twenty-two,000 toes), the cabin stress warning got here on. As a precautionary measure, the crew requested emergency descent to ATC (air visitors management) and the identical was accepted,” SpiceJet stated in an announcement.
“The plane landed safely at Kolkata. No passenger or crew discomfort was reported,” it acknowledged.
It was a 78 seater aircraft with 54 passengers on board. The identical aircraft had come to Jharsuguda from Kolkata with 74 passengers and it was a return flight, the sources added.
A Q400 plane has two variants – one with 78 passenger seats and the opposite having 90 seats.
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