This Article is From Sep 02, 2018

AirAsia Plane Diverted To Hyderabad Over Smoke Warning

The aircraft left for Bengaluru after a thorough inspection confirmed the warning to be 'spurious', an official statement said.

AirAsia Plane Diverted To Hyderabad Over Smoke Warning

The flight which landed in Hyderabad around 9.30 pm Saturday. (Representational)

Hyderabad:

A smoke warning forced an AirAsia India flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru to make an unscheduled landing at the airport in Hyderabad, but it turned out to be a 'fake' alert, the airline and airport sources said Sunday.

The flight which landed in Hyderabad around 9.30 pm Saturday left for its destination around 12.30 am after an inspection showed it was a spurious warning, airport sources said.

"AirAsia India flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru experienced a cargo smoke warning. As a result the crew elected to divert to Hyderabad, the nearest airport as per laid down procedures," a spokesperson of the airline said in a statement.

The aircraft left for Bengaluru after a thorough inspection confirmed the warning to be 'spurious', the statement added.