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

Plane grounded after locals notice sparks flying out of engine



By Web Desk

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.

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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.

- tamanna@khaleejtimes.com


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