B'luru bound GoAir flight engine catches fire in Ahmedabad airport; passengers safe

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B'luru bound GoAir flight engine catches fire in Ahmedabad airport; passengers safe

B'luru bound GoAir flight engine catches fire in Ahmedabad airport; passengers safe

Sc BH   ¦    Feb 18, 2020 01:53:10 PM (IST)

B\'luru bound GoAir flight engine catches fire in Ahmedabad airport; passengers safe-1Bengaluru: Passengers along with crew on-board budget carrier GoAir's flight from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru were safely deplaned after the aircraft suffered a bird hit which caused a fire in one of the engines.

In a statement on Tuesday, GoAir said that the right engine of the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru flight suffered damage, which resulted in a small fire.

"The right engine of GoAir Ahmedabad to Bengaluru flight suspected to have suffered from a foreign object damage while on take-off roll. The suspected FOD resulted in a small fire which has been doused. All passengers and crew are safe," GoAir said in a statement.

The airlines added that no emergency evacuation was deemed necessary and that the passengers will be deplaned after the aircraft is towed off the runway.