Mumbai: Fire detected on Air India flight to Ahmedabad, no casualties after pilot aborts takeoff

A fire was detected aboard an Air India Mumbai-Ahmedabad flight just as it was preparing for takeoff, official sources said on Sunday.

IANS February 12, 2018 15:20:28 IST
Mumbai: Fire detected on Air India flight to Ahmedabad, no casualties after pilot aborts takeoff

Mumbai: A fire was detected aboard an Air India Mumbai-Ahmedabad flight just as it was preparing for takeoff, official sources said on Sunday. There are no immediate reports of any casualties.

According to the sources, the incident happened around 9.21 pm when the Airbus A-321 flight AI 091, with 182 passengers, was getting ready for takeoff.

Mumbai Fire detected on Air India flight to Ahmedabad no casualties after pilot aborts takeoff

Representational image. PTI

Barely five minutes later, an airport ground official who was following the aircraft, reported "a visible fire in the port engine" and the flight pilot in-charge switched off both the engines and aborted the takeoff.

The aircraft was towed to the bay for further examination after 10 minutes.

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