Recently, passengers of an Ethiopian Airlines flight who were travelling to Addis Ababa were in for quite a fright. The reason was that the flight, which had taken off on the early morning of Wednesday, detected smoke in the cockpit. As a result, the flight returned to the point of takeoff. Here’s all you need to know about the emergency landing that happened in the wee hours of the morning.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight Returns To Delhi After Detection Of Smoke
An Ethiopian Airlines flight which was travelling to Addis Ababa had returned to New Delhi after taking off early morning on Wednesday, September 14. The aircraft returned to the national capital after there was smoke detected in the cockpit according to a report by the Press Trust Of India. The report cited sources, who mentioned that the flight ET687, which is operated by Boeing 777-8 aircraft made an emergency landing at the Delhi Airport. This happened around 3 AM on Wednesday and a passenger who was on the flight revealed to the PTI that many other passengers had panicked due to the smoke.
Not The First Time Smoke Has Been Detected In An Aircraft
It should be mentioned that there were more than 240 people on board and the flight was supposed to travel to the city of Addis Ababa. However, it’s worth noting here that this isn’t the first time smoke has been detected in an aircraft. Not too long ago, thick smoke was detected from an Air India flight, which had just landed in Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport from Mumbai. According to reports by The Times of India, airport firefighters had rushed in to spray water to put out the smoke, however, no one was injured. Not to mention, Air India had also confirmed regarding the incident that there was nothing alarming and the aircraft also managed to return to Mumbai on time from Bangalore.
However, such instances of smoke being detected in the aircraft can often be a cause of immense panic for passengers, for both long haul or short haul flights.
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