An Indian domestic flight made an emergency landing in New Delhi on Saturday after its cabin filled with smoke soon after take-off for the central city of Jabalpur, the airline said, IgbereTV reports
Passengers aboard the flight, operated by commercial carrier SpiceJet, were evacuated safely once the aircraft returned to Delhi’s airport.
“While passing 5,000 feet, the crew noticed smoke in the cabin,” the airline said on Twitter. A video purporting to show the smoke-filled cabin quickly went viral on social media after the incident.
No-frills carrier SpiceJet has been in the news in recent months, with another flight forced to make an emergency landing last month after its left engine caught fire, and aviation authorities coming down hard on the company for faulty training practices.
The airline did not disclose how many passengers were on board Saturday’s flight but said the plane had landed “safely” and that an alternative flight had been “immediately arranged” for travellers