An IndiGo plane was grounded on the Delhi airport after one in all its engines caught hearth on Friday evening, seconds earlier than taking off for Bengaluru.
All passengers and crew onboard IndiGo flight 6E-2131 are secure, the Delhi Police stated. There have been 184 individuals on board the Airbus A-320 plane.
The incident passed off round 9:45 pm and the passengers weren’t instantly evacuated. The passengers obtained off the airplane after 11 pm and accommodated on one other flight round midnight.
One of many passengers, Priyanka Kumar, posted a video of the incident on Twitter, which confirmed one of many engines on hearth and sending off sparks.
The video indicated that the fireplace went out inside moments. NDTV has additionally realized that the pilots on board the plane didn’t discharge hearth extinguishers in the appropriate engine of the plane.
“The flight would have taken off in 5 to seven seconds. Out of the blue, I noticed huge sparks coming off the wings, and it become a significant hearth. And the airplane was stopped instantly. The pilot knowledgeable us there was some malfunction with the engine,” Priyanka Kumar informed NDTV on the telephone.
“We’re nonetheless within the airplane. The scenario is beneath management. The hearth brigade got here. The airplane has been taken to a parking bay. And IndiGo is arranging one other plane for us,” Ms Kumar stated round 11 pm.
“There was a panic initially, however the crew made us really feel snug. Gave us water. There have been a whole lot of aged individuals and youngsters round… everyone is secure, there was no jerk-stopping,” she added.
In an announcement, IndiGo stated, “An plane working flight 6E2131 from Delhi to Bangalore skilled an engine stall throughout take-off roll. The take-off was aborted, and the plane safely returned to the bay.”
“All passengers are being accommodated on an alternate plane. We remorse the inconvenience precipitated to the passengers,” it added.