An IndiGo plane was forced to land at the Delhi airport on Friday night after one of its engines caught fire just as it was about to depart for Bengaluru.The Delhi Police said that everyone on board IndiGo flight 6E-2131, including the crew, is safe. On board the Airbus A-320 were 184 passengers.
Around 9:45 o’clock in the evening, the event occurred, and the passengers were not immediately evacuated. The passengers boarded a different aircraft around midnight after leaving the plane at 11 p.m.
A video of the incident that was released on Twitter by one of the passengers, Priyanka Kumar, shows one of the engines on fire and shooting sparks.The video showed that the fire was put out quickly.
The pilot put out the fire in the engine, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) preliminary report. According to the DGCA, a thorough investigation into the occurrence will be conducted, and appropriate action will be taken.
“An Indigo A320-Ceo flying on flight 6E-2131 (Delhi-Bangalore) on October 28, 2022, experienced a rejected takeoff after receiving an Engine 2 Fail notice. A loud blast was audible. The bottle of fire extinguisher was released. The planes came back to the bay. It was grounded for examination “announced the DGCA.
“In between five and seven seconds, the flight would have taken off. Suddenly, I noticed huge sparks shooting from the wings, which later caught fire. And the aircraft was promptly grounded.
The pilot advised us that the engine was having some issue.”We remain in the aircraft. The situation is in good hands. The firefighters arrived. A parking space has been assigned for the aircraft. Another plane is being organised for us by IndiGo “Around 11 o’clock, Ms. Kumar replied.
At first, there was panic, but the personnel quickly put us at ease. we received water. There were numerous children and senior citizens nearby, and no one was jerked stopped, she continued.An aeroplane operating flight 6E2131 from Delhi to Bangalore encountered an engine stall during the take-off roll, according to a statement from IndiGo. The aircraft safely returned to the bay after the takeoff was cancelled.
“A different aircraft is being used to accommodate all passengers. We apologise the inconvenience the passengers had “It was awful.