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    Cabin Smoke Forces Indian Plane to Make Emergency Landing

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    An Indian passenger jet with 69 people on board made an emergency landing at Bengaluru international airport after smoke was detected. None of the 65 passengers or the 4 crew members were hurt in the incident.

    Smoke was detected in the cabin of the flight 9W2839 and started to emerge as soon as the plane, operated by Jet Airways, took off from the airport in southern India.

    ​The flight was en route to another southern Indian city Mangalore in the state of Karnataka.

    "Precautionary evacuation of guests and crew was carried out immediately on landing. A full emergency was declared at the airport for priority landing of the flight following which the runway was closed for operations at 10.20 am and the aircraft landed safely," read a statement released by the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL).

    When contacted by Sputnik news agency, the airport authorities said there was no additional information they could give other than saying all the passengers were evacuated safely.

    The airlines have said in a press statement: "Precautionary evacuation of guests and crew were carried out immediately on landing."

    Operations at the international airport were briefly disrupted over the incident. 


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