Emergency landing by SpiceJet plane in Kolkata due to 'cabin pressure' issue
No passenger or crew discomfort was reported, it stated.It was a 78 seater plane with 54 passengers on board.PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 12-01-2021 00:10 IST | Created: 12-01-2021 00:03 IST
The Q400 aircraft was scheduled to depart at 4.40 PM but left at around 6 PM and landed in Kolkata at around 7.15 PM, official sources said.
When contacted, the Gurgaon-based airline confirmed the incident.
"While passing FL220 (meaning an altitude of 22,000 feet), the cabin pressure warning came on. As a precautionary measure, the crew requested emergency descent to ATC (air traffic control) and the same was approved," SpiceJet said in a statement to PTI.
"The aircraft landed safely at Kolkata. No passenger or crew discomfort was reported," it stated.
A Q400 aircraft has two variants – one with 78 passenger seats and the other having 90 seats.
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