A Mumbai-bound IndiGo flight, 6E 449, returned to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi on February 9 morning, shortly after takeoff. The airline explained that the plane came back as a precautionary measure due to a “momentary foul smell.” The pilot followed standard operating procedures to ensure passenger safety.
Although specific details about the incident were not immediately available, IndiGo arranged an alternate aircraft for the passengers. The flight’s pilot, in adherence to standard procedures, landed back in Delhi due to the reported odor.
The airline expressed regret for any inconvenience caused to the passengers. It’s important to note that such returns or diversions due to various reasons, including technical issues or unusual odors, are standard procedures followed by airlines to prioritize passenger safety. – (With inputs from news agency)