The engine was on fire and the IndiGo flight forced to turnaround with officials on board

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The engine was on fire and the IndiGo flight forced to turnaround with officials on board
The engine was on fire and the IndiGo flight forced to turnaround with officials on board

[According to Cabral, “the incident took place when the left engine caught fire last night somewhere about 20 minutes into the flight. After seeing the engine on fire the passengers started screaming. But the engine was turned off by the pilot and the plane was flown on one engine”.]

An Indigo flight from Goa to Delhi with 180 passengers on board including Goa environment minister Nilesh Cabral with a team of officers witnessed engine failure and so forced to retraction.

Confirming the incident Cabral said to HT that panic and fray occurred after the sight of the fiery left engine, though the pilot should be appreciated for handling the situation efficiently.

According to Cabral, “the incident took place when the left engine caught fire last night somewhere about 20 minutes into the flight. After seeing the engine on fire the passengers started screaming. But the engine was turned off by the pilot and the plane was flown on one engine”.

Cabral said, “After the plane returned to Goa, we got accommodation on the next flight for Delhi at 12.40 am and also added that he reached Delhi at 4 am finally”.

Further adding the minister said, “While some accommodated on the next flight, other passengers opted for a later flight”.

Nilesh Cabral along with the Director of Agriculture and also some members of his office staff were heading towards Delhi for a meeting while the incident occurred.

IndiGo is about to make a statement regarding this matter.

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