Air Asia passengers complain of smoke in flight
Kolkata: Passengers in an Air Asia flight flying from Kolkata to Bagdogra, on Wednesday morning complained of thick smoke inside the flight when it was set to depart from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata at around 9.30 am. Initially, they had thought that the plane had caught fire.
A passenger Dipankar Ray uploaded a video on both Facebook and Twitter, which showed the cabin of the plane filled with smoke. It was Ray, who himself clarified that the plane was not on fire and it was the smoke from the blowers, which were put on in order to make the restless passengers on Air Asia Flight I5582 get back to their seats.
According to Ray's post, the aircraft pulled back to the gate before coming to a standstill on the tarmac.
Despite repeated requests from the passengers to get off from the plane, they were kept onboard for an hour before instructions to deplane were given.
Another passenger complained that the passengers were forced to wait without any refreshment. And when the passengers objected to staying inside the plane any longer, the blowers were activated at full blast, filling the cabin with gas.