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Panic after smoke noticed on Kochi-Mumbai flight

Air India`s Kochi-Mumbai flight aborted takeoff after smoke was detected from an engine on Friday.



Kochi: Air India`s Kochi-Mumbai flight
aborted takeoff after smoke was detected from an engine on Friday.

Air traffic control tower personnel noticed the left
side of the engine emitting smoke abnormally and alerted the
pilot, airport sources said.

The smoke was detected in the Auxiliary Power Unit and
engineers rectified the "very minor snag", Air India sources
said.

The plane was towed to the aircraft base for
inspection and rectification of the snag after which it
resumed its onward journey to Mumbai.

None of the 150 passengers and six crew members were
asked to disembark from the flight AI 687, the sources said.

PTI

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