IndiGo Plane’s Engine Catches Fire at Delhi Airport

ByVoiceup Media

Oct 29, 2022

An IndiGo aircraft was landed at the Delhi airport after one of its engines caught fire on Friday night, seconds before taking off for Bengaluru.

All passengers and crew onboard IndiGo flight 6E-2131 are safe, the Delhi Police said. There were 184 people on board the Airbus A-320 aircraft.

The incident took place around 9:45 pm and the passengers were not immediately evacuated. The passengers got off the plane after 11 pm and accommodated on another flight around midnight.

One of the passengers, Priyanka Kumar, posted a video of the incident on Twitter, which showed one of the engines on fire and sending off sparks.

The video indicated that the fire went out within moments.

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) preliminary report said that the pilot used the fire extinguisher in the engine. The DGCA has said a detailed probe will be carried out into the incident and suitable action taken.

“On 28-10-2022 indigo A320-Ceo aircraft VT-IFM operating flight 6E-2131 (Delhi-Bangalore) was involved in reject takeoff as Engine 2 Fail warning came. Loud bang was heard. Fire extinguisher bottle was discharged. Aircraft returned to bay. It has been grounded for inspection,” the DGCA said.

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