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An Indian plane, which was on a domestic flight, was forced to return to the airport in New Delhi on Saturday after smoke spread in the passenger cabin shortly after takeoff, en route to the central city of Jabalpur, the airline said. .
The flight’s passengers were safely evacuated after the plane returned to the airport.
“While moving more than 5,000 feet, the crew discovered smoke in the cabin,” the plane’s operator, SpiceJet, wrote on Twitter.
After the accident, videos spread on social media showing the cabin suffocating from smoke.
The company did not disclose the number of passengers on a flight today, Saturday, but said the plane landed “peacefully” and emphasized that it had “immediately arranged” for an alternative flight for the passengers.