NEW DELHI: The Indian aviation ministry has ordered the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct a detailed inquiry into the IndiGo engine fire incident at the Delhi airport on Friday night, when the Delhi-Bengaluru flight had to be aborted due to this.
Fortunately, the Airbus A320ceo with more than 180 people on board came to a safe stop and a fire extinguisher was quickly used to extinguish the fire. Video from the launch of the shooting at the passenger on 6E-2131 captures terrifying moments that show fire on one engine.
The senior Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said: “IndIgo A320 (VT-IFM) was involved in a take-off rejection as there was an engine failure warning 2. A loud bang (sound) was heard. The fire extinguisher bottle was empty. The aircraft returned to the bay and was grounded for inspection. DGCA will conduct a detailed investigation to find out the cause and appropriate follow-up action will be taken.
The aviation ministry said on Twitter: “Concerned officials from DGCA have been directed to investigate and report at the earliest.
Passenger Priyanka Kumar tweeted the video from her handle, @Priyankaakumarr, tweeting, “Horrifying experience on Delhi rail! It was supposed to be a launch video, but it happened. Indigo.” The video she tweeted shows a fire near or on one of the engines.
In a statement, IndiGo said the aircraft “experienced a technical problem during take-off, after which the pilot immediately aborted the take-off and the aircraft returned safely to the bay. All passengers and crew are safe and a replacement aircraft has been arranged for the flight, which took off at 12.16pm on Saturday (October 29). We apologize for the inconvenience caused to passengers.”
Several airlines, including IndiGo, which has India’s largest fleet, have dozens of their planes grounded as they wait for engine replacements, which have been delayed by supply chain problems around the world. As a result, large Pratt & Whitney and CFM engines are unable to deliver on time. The plane that aborted takeoff on Friday could now join the many others waiting for engines or other parts for a long time.