According to Air India officials, the burning smell was coming from one of the vents in the forward galley. As a result, the jet was diverted to Muscat, where it made a safe landing. A burning smell was noticed in the cabin mid-flight on Saturday night, forcing Air India Express’s Calicut-Dubai flight to divert to Muscat, according to authorities of aviation regulator DGCA on Sunday. This is further bad news for India’s aviation sector.
In a separate instance, IndiGo’s flight from Sharjah to Hyderabad was precautionarily diverted to Karachi on Sunday after pilots noticed a problem with one of the engines.Officials highlighted that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is looking into both events.