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. The airline is making arrangement to take the passengers from Bhopal to their destination, Kolkata,” said a senior official.
Comments have been sought from IndiGo and are awaited.