“Happy and safe journey!” Don’t we all wish this to people who are leaving for a travel journey, whether by, train, bus, flight, or even a car? Well, this phrase is something that we as travellers also chant while boarding a flight or even a train. However, people on a recent IndiGo Airlines plane from Tamil Nadu to Singapore were in for a nerve-wracking experience as their Singapore-bound flight was diverted to Indonesia after a burning smell was detected. Here’s everything you need to know about this flight issue.
Burning Smell Aboard Singapore-Bound IndiGo Flight?
IndiGo Airlines aircraft, A320ceo, was flying from Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu to Singapore. However, the flight was diverted to Kualanamu Airport in Medan, Indonesia. According to a news report by the Khaleej Times, it was stated that the crew detected a burning smell in the cabin. Thereby following the procedure, the aircraft was directed to the nearest Kualanamu, where the aircraft landed safely. Once the landing was completed, there was an on-ground inspection of the aircraft and it was deemed satisfactory, but it was still held at the airport for a more detailed inspection. As it happens, passengers were deboarded from the plane and were offered an accommodation and alternative flight to Singapore.
Not The Only Flight Incident This Year
However, if you think this was an isolated incident, you cannot be more wrong. It was not too long ago when a Delhi-bound IndiGo flight from Surat was diverted to Ahmedabad after a bird hit the aircraft during the climb. As a result, the fan blades of the engine had been damaged. In fact, there was also another Delhi-bound, IndiGo flight from Cochin, which was diverted to Bhopal, in February after a medical emergency! Once the aircraft landed, the airport’s team quickly shifted the passenger to the nearest hospital in Bhopal.
Coming back to this incident, while initially it was shown that there was no damage to the aircraft, it is still a nerve-wracking experience for the people who experienced this.
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