Friday, June 30, 2017

Major tragedy averted at Patna airport as plane engine catches fire, probe ordered

Patna: Around 200 passengers aboard a Delhi-bound plane had a providential escape when one of its engines caught fire during take-off, media reports said on Friday.

Reports said the Indigo airlines flight carrying 174 passengers were about to take-off when the pilot noticed smokes coming out of one of its pilot and asked the passengers to go out, putting an emergency brake, as per reports.

The announcement led to mad scramble among the passenger to jump the plane and escape death.

Witnesses said quite many passengers literally jumped out of the plane, sustaining grave injuries.

"As smoke was observed in cabin by the Cabin crew. Capt elected to evacuate due to precautionary reasons. All SOPs were carried out efficiently. Evacuation was completed in 60 seconds. There was no tyre burst or engine fire. Matter has been reported to DGCA proactively," a local news channel quoted an unnamed as saying on Friday.
30/06/17 The Bihar Post/India Blooms