IndiGo denies ‘smoke in cabin’ incident on Raipur-Indore flight | Latest News India

Indigo Airlines on Wednesday denied media reports of smoke coming out of the cabin on its Raipur-Indore flight during taxi at Devi Ahalya Bai Holkar Airport in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.

News agency ANI quoting aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the incident took place on an A320 Neo aircraft on Tuesday. The flight took off from Raipur.

“The cabin crew of the Raipur-Indore Indigo flight (A320Neo flight) reported smoke coming from its cabin during taxi-in after landing yesterday on July 05,” read an ANI tweet quoting the DGCA.

IndiGo has yet to issue an official statement on the allegation.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that a Vistara flight from Bangkok to Delhi failed after landing in the national capital. An airline statement said the journey was ‘untimed’ and the touchdown on runway 10 was ‘safe’.

On Tuesday, in a series of flight malfunctions, three SpiceJet flights, including a cargo flight, and a Go First flight faced technical glitches that led to an emergency landing.

The DGCA has grounded budget airline SpiceJet on multiple lapses, saying the airline has ‘failed to establish safe, efficient and reliable flight services under Rule 134 and Schedule XI of the Aircraft Rules, 1937’.

In response, SpiceJet said it was ‘committed to ensuring safe operations for our passengers and crew’ and would respond within three weeks as directed by the DGCA.

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