Wednesday, August 23, 2017

London-bound Dreamliner springs fuel leak in engine, grounded at Mumbai

New Delhi: An Air India Dreamliner sprung a fuel leak in one of its engines while preparing to take off for London. Luckily, this rare snag was detected just as the plane was taxiing at Mumbai Airport on Monday and was immediately brought back to the terminal. Passengers were then sent to London on another aircraft and they took off after a delay of over three hours.
"Leakage from fuel tank is common but fuel leak from engine is rare. The aircraft had a ramp return and is being investigated," said an AI official.
The Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) rushed emergency vehicles to the spot where the aircraft was stopped after fuel leak in engine was detected. "It was like a shower of fuel coming from the engine," said an eyewitness.
22/08/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India