IndiGo flight engine fire: A DGCA source said the aircraft VT-IFM operating flight 6E-2131 from Delhi to Bengaluru was involved in a rejected takeoff following an engine 2 fail warning.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday (October 29) said it will take suitable follow-up action after conducting a detailed probe into an incident of an IndiGo flight’s engine catching fire at the Delhi airport.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
A Bengaluru-bound A320 CEO aircraft, carrying 184 people, aborted takeoff at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) due to a fire in one of its engines on Friday (October 28) night. The flight returned to the bay and travelers were deboarded safely.
“The priority is to carry out a detailed investigation of the incident and ascertain the reasons for the fire in the engine. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished swiftly and the aircraft is now grounded,” Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Kumar said to the repoters.
“The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will do a detailed study to check whether there have been any such incidents about these engines before. After the investigation, suitable follow-up action will be taken,” he stated.
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A Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) source told the aircraft VT-IFM operating flight 6E-2131 from Delhi to Bengaluru was involved in a rejected takeoff following an engine 2 fail warning. A loud bang was heard and the fire extinguisher bottle was discharged the source said.
Ministry of Civil Aviation
Soon after the incident that took place almost 10 pm on Friday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) stated officials concerned with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have been directed to “look into this and furnish a statement at the earliest”.
In a report issued early Saturday morning, IndiGo told the aircraft experienced a technical issue while on take-off roll, immediately after which the pilot aborted the takeoff and the aircraft safely returned to the bay.
All passengers and crew are safe and an alternate aircraft was arranged to operate the flight, which took off at 12.16 am on Saturday, it said. Videos on social media showed one of the flight’s engines on fire and sparks flying at the time of taxiing at the airport.