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GoAir flight to Bengaluru catches fire during takeoff; all passengers safe

PTI
Published : Feb 18, 2020, 11:30 am IST
Updated : Feb 18, 2020, 11:30 am IST

The fire was noticed while the plane was still in its takeoff routine

GoAir said it suspected foreign object damage to the plane. (Photo: GoAir/Twitter)
 GoAir said it suspected foreign object damage to the plane. (Photo: GoAir/Twitter)

Mumbai: The engine of a Bengaluru-Ahmedabad GoAir flight caught a "small" fire at the time of takeoff, the airline said on Tuesday.

The fire, however, has been doused and all passengers and crew are safe and the plane is being towed off the runway after which the passengers will be deplaned, GoAir said in a statement.

The number of persons on board, however, could not be immediately known.

"The right engine of GoAir flight G8 802 from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is suspected to have suffered from a foreign object damage (FOD) while on take-off roll. The suspected FOD resulted in a small fire which has been doused," the statement said.

All passengers and crew are safe and no emergency evacuation was deemed necessary, it said.

Tags: goair, ahmedabad-bangalore, flight fire
Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru