Empty Air India flight catches fire during at AC repair work at Delhi airport; airline calls it 'minor' incident

Air India, recently had approached State Bank of India to lease five Boeing 777 planes owned by Jet Airways, but 19 of its own aircraft, including four 777s, have been grounded for months due to lack of funds.

Asian News International April 25, 2019 11:31:35 IST
Empty Air India flight catches fire during at AC repair work at Delhi airport; airline calls it 'minor' incident
  • The engine of the San Francisco-bound Boeing 777 caught fire in Auxiliary Power Unit at the time of repair work

  • The incident occurred while the AC repair work was underway

  • The aircraft was empty at the time of the repair work and the fire was doused immediately

New Delhi: An engine of  of Air India Delhi-San Francisco flight ( Boeing 777) caught fire in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) at the time of repair work at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday night.

The incident, which the airline termed as 'minor', occurred while the AC repair work was underway.

The aircraft was empty at the time of the repair work and the fire was doused immediately.

The airline, recently had approached State Bank of India to lease five Boeing 777 planes owned by Jet Airways, but 19 of its own aircraft, including four 777s, have been grounded for months due to lack of funds.

According to The Indian Express, Air India has 18 Boeing 777 aircraft, 27 Boeing 787s and four Boeing 747s.

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