An IndiGo flight that took off from Nagpur and was on its way to Lucknow returned to the origin following a suspected momentary technical snag, said the airline on Monday.
According to reports, smoke was seen coming out of the aircraft a few minutes after the takeoff, following which the crew decided to make an emergency and returned to the Lucknow airport.
The airline has also stated that all the passengers were safe after the return of the flight to Nagpur airport.
“IndiGo’s Nagpur-Lucknow flight, returned to origin after take-off, following a suspected momentary technical snag, today. The pilots followed the standard operating procedures and returned safely to Nagpur airport. All passengers are safe,” said the airline.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation ordered an inquiry into the emergency landing of the IndiGo flight, said a senior DGCA official.