Air India Express Calicut-Dubai flight has been diverted to Muscat, Oman on Sunday after a burning smell arrive out of a vent in the forward galley. The Boeing 737 (VT-AXX) aircraft was flying as IX-355. All the travelers are reportedly safe.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
“Air India Express aircraft VT-AXX operating flight IX-355 (Calicut-Dubai) diverted to Muscat as during Cruise, a burning smell emitted from one of the vents in the forward galley”, told the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday.
IndiGo’s Sharjah-Hyderabad flight
This arrived hours after IndiGo’s Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was diverted to Karachi as a precaution after pilots observed a defect in one of the engines. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating both incidents.
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Giving reports about Sunday’s mishap, IndiGo stated that its flight 6E-1406, operating from Sharjah to Hyderabad, was diverted to Karachi. “The pilot observed a technical defect. Necessary procedures were observed and as a precaution, the aircraft was diverted to Karachi. An additional flight is being sent to Karachi to fly the passengers to Hyderabad,” it added.
Earlier, on July 15, an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Vadodara was diverted last night to Jaipur as a precautionary measure, following vibrations in the engines for a fraction of a second.
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