A Guwahati-bound IndiGo aircraft with 76 passengers on board made an emergency landing within a few minutes of take-off from the Kolkata airport after smoke was detected from the plane's cargo hold, an AAI official said.
"The aircraft made a safe landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here around 8.30 pm, 15 minutes after take-off," the Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said.
The pilot had informed the air traffic control (ATC) soon after the smoke alarm went off in the cockpit, the official said.
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