A Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight with 111 passengers on-board made an emergency landing at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) on Tuesday evening after the pilot spotted fire in its cargo hold.The flight that departed from Udaipur had 111 passengers on board. However, around 6.31, the pilot signaled the Air Traffic Control (ATC) for an emergency landing. The ATC immediately gave the aircraft permission to land and finally the flight landed at 6.50 pm. Fire emergency services at the airport along with emergency team immediately rushed to the landing area and all passengers, including the crew, were disembarked by 7:05 pm.Confirming the same, Manoj Gangal, Director, SVPI said, As soon as the pilot signaled the ATC for emergency landing of aircraft that departed from Udaipur, we had kept our team ready. Since our priority were passengers, as soon as the aircraft landed, it was parked at a remote parking so as to not interfere with other movement at the airport. All on board were evacuated and disembarkation was completed at 7:05 pm.
Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar.