Watch: Passengers rescued after SpiceJet flight catches fire mid-air

Plane grounded after locals notice sparks flying out of engine

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Published: Sun 19 Jun 2022, 11:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 Jun 2022, 6:06 PM

Passengers on a SpiceJet flight were rescued on Sunday after the plane caught fire mid-air.

According to ANI, the aircraft made an emergency landing at Jayprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna after locals noticed a fire in the Delhi-bound flight's engine and informed district and airport officials.

Officials confirm that all 185 people on board were safely deboarded.


SpiceJet issued an official statement on their social media handles, tweeting that the malfunction occurred after a bird hit Engine #1 and damaged three fan blades.


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