Bhubaneshwar flight returns to Mumbai after ‘smoke’ in cockpit

Mumbai, (IANS) An Air India Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar flight was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after take-off due to suspected smoke in the cockpit here on Monday, officials said.

The flight AI-669 took off at 2.14 p.m. from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport but barely 15 minutes after it was airborne, it was forced to return, said an official.

A full emergency was declared and the aircraft made a safe landing with all passengers and crew on board safe.

The emergency was later withdrawn and the aircraft was parked in a remote bay at the CSMIA.

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