Scoot flight makes emergency landing at Chennai due to smoke warning trigger

- A Monitor Desk Report 21 May, 2019 | 1074 Views|-+
Dhaka: Singapore bound Flyscoot flight from Tamil Nadu made an emergency landing at Chennai airport after the pilots received a warning from the automated smoke detector in the plane’s cargo on May 20.

Flight SCO 567 carrying 170 passengers had its scheduled departure from Trichy Airport in Tamil Nadu at 1.30 am on May 20 and was on its way to Singapore. The flight was expected to land at 8.30 am in Singapore.

However, just a few hours into its journey, the pilots received the smoke trigger warning and immediately checked for grounding at Chennai International Airport.

A team of 60 fire-fighters were ready on the ground when the flight landed in Chennai at 3.41 am.

No mishap occurred while landing and the passengers were ushered into safety by 4.50 am. A source from the airport informed that the passengers were lodged at a hotel and an alternate aircraft was arranged for their travel to Singapore.

The airline said in a statement that the aircraft had been grounded for investigations and preliminary assessment indicated a false warning.

"The safety of our customers is of Scoot’s highest consideration. We apologise for any inconvenience caused," the statement added.

Flyscoot, a Singaporean budget airline owned by Singapore Airlines, operates aircraft from Singapore to China and India.

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