NEW DELHI: An IndiGo Surat-Kolkata flight with over 170 people on board diverted to Bhopal on Sunday after the pilots reported a “burning smell in the cockpit”.
The Airbus A320 neo (VT-ITH) operating as 6E-357 landed safely in Bhopal.
“Physical examination was carried out of the aircraft on landing and during that no burning smell was observed. The aircraft is suspected to have a technical fault in the ‘avionics compartment extract fan’ and has been grounded in Bhopal for further inspection,” said a senior official.
An IndiGo spokesperson said “flight 6E357 operating from Surat to Kolkata diverted to Bhopal as a precaution. During flight, the pilot felt a momentary foul odour. As a matter of caution the aircraft was landed at Bhopal. The passengers are being accommodated on another aircraft. The aircraft is currently under inspection at Bhopal. We regret the inconvenience caused to our passengers.”