Flights by Air India and Indigo were diverted due to Safety issues


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.

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