On Wednesday, June 15, about 69 air passengers almost lost their lives after their plane heading to Mangalore caught fire in India. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing soon after taking off from Bengaluru airport, India.
Jet Airways airlines said its passenger plane, Flight 9W 2839 was bound for Mangalore from Bengaluru but returned to the airport minutes after it took off after smoke was detected in its cabin.
Plane engulfed by fire makes emergency landing just after take-off in India. The airline’s statement further stated that the 69 passengers and 4 crew members aboard its flight were safe. “Flight 9W 2839, with 65 passengers and four crew members aboard, took off from Bengaluru airport at 10 a.m. (local time) and returned at 10.20 a.m. (local time).
“The precautionary evacuation of the passengers and crew was carried out immediately on landing. All 64 passengers and four crew members are safe,” it said.
An Indian aviation official said Bengaluru airport was closed briefly for landing and take-off in the morning due to the emergency landing by the Jet Airways flight. The official also said that a probe had been ordered into the incident. Meanwhile, a ship searching for the wreckage of the missing EgyptAir jet has identified several main locations of the wreckage in the Mediterranean Sea.