Smoke delays flight from Indian city to Dubai

Emirates Airlines in Dubai said it will not be able to comment on an incident of smoke reported to have caused the delay of its flight to Dubai from Kolkata airport yesterday morning.

According to a report by Times of India the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport was put on alert after ground staff saw smoke coming out of the EK0571. Fire tenders were rushed to the parking bay and the 13-member crew were asked to disembark from the flight.

Engineers later found a crack in the lubricant chamber of the plane's auxiliary power unit had caused a leak and the smoke, the report added. The flight scheduled to depart at 9.30 am finally took off with 209 passengers at around 11am.

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