Mangalore-bound Jet Airways flight grounded after smoke alert on plane; all passengers safe
Private carrier Jet Airways Thursday deplaned 71 Mangalore-bound passengers and shifted them to another flight after ‘smoke’ in the aircraft, an airline source said.
The airline said the plane was stationed at bay. The incident took place around 7 am, it said.
Jet Airways said it arranged an alternate aircraft to operate its flight to Mangalore from Bengaluru due to a “technical snag.” “There were fumes due to heating up of the brakes. As a result, all passengers were deplaned and shifted to another aircraft,” the source said.
Due to the incident, the flight was delayed by an hour and 20 minutes, the source said.
“Jet Airways flight 9W 713 from Bangalore to Mangalore of December 27 was delayed due to a technical snag, while (the aircraft was) parked at bay,” a Jet Airways spokeperson said in a statement.
Another aircraft was arranged and the flight departed with 71 ‘guests’ on board, the statement said.
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The joint co-coordinator of Kisan Congress, a wing of All India Congress Committee, has been booked for hurting religious sentiments by cleaning a statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi installed in a park in Salem Tabri with Gursimran Singh Mand's turban. The action against Gursimran Singh Mand has been taken around 10 months after the incident. Mand had reached the spot and cleaned the statue with his turban, which sparked a row.
The cybercrime wing of Punjab Police has issued an advisory to mobile phone users to be cautious of fraudsters who have found new ways to trap and dupe people. These fraudsters pose as officers and dupe people by sending them suspicious links on WhatsApp. Three such cases have been reported in Ludhiana in the past 45 days wherein fraudsters duped people by impersonating officials. The police have solved only one case till now.