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Kolkata Bound Indigo Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Bhopal Airport, All 172 Passengers Safe

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The Indigo flight with 172 passengers onboard landed safely at the Bhopal airport and the reason for technical difficulty is not known as of now.

An IndiGo flight flying from Surat to Kolkata has made an emergency landing at the Bhopal airport after it was diverted mid-air due to a technical reason. The flight landed safely at the airport with 172 passengers onboard, said Bhopal airport director.

As per a statement issued by IndiGo airlines, the flight was diverted to Bhopal as a precaution after the pilot felt a momentary foul odour. The aircraft is currently under inspection at Bhopal. The passengers accommodated on another aircraft.

"An IndiGo flight, which was going from Surat to Kolkata, was diverted to Bhopal & made an emergency landing due to technical reason today. The flight landed safely at the airport with 172 passengers onboard," the Bhopal airport director said.

first published:January 17, 2021, 14:35 IST
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