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141 passengers evacuated from Air India Express plane at Muscat airport following smoke warning

There were 141 passengers and six crew members onboard the aircraft that was operating flight IX 442

September 14, 2022 03:45 pm | Updated 03:45 pm IST - New Delhi:

Passengers were evacuated from an Air India Express plane at Muscat airport on Wednesday following a smoke warning. File Photo

Passengers were evacuated from an Air India Express plane at Muscat airport on Wednesday following a smoke warning. File Photo | Photo Credit: Reuters

As many as 141 passengers were evacuated from an Air India Express plane at Muscat airport on Wednesday following a smoke warning, according to an airline source.

The incident happened while the Kochi-bound Boeing 737-800 aircraft was taxiing and after the warning, the passengers were evacuated as a precautionary measure, the source said.

There were 141 passengers and six crew members onboard the aircraft that was operating flight IX 442, the source said.

Aviation regulator DGCA will probe the incident, according to an official.

Alternative arrangements are being made to bring the passengers from Muscat to Kochi, the source said.

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