A video posted on social media shows the frightening moment the engine of an Indigo plane caught fire as it attempted to take off from India’s Delhi airport.
The passenger plane – which has since been grounded – was speeding along the runway when orange flames and sparks erupted from its side.
According to AFP, passengers also heard a loud bang.
Priyanka Kumar, a passenger traveling to Bengaluru, A clip of the accident was posted on Twitter Which showed the fire burning within moments.
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In responses to the post on Twitter, the airline said it regrets the inconvenience caused to passengers.
“The flight experienced an engine failure during takeoff. Boot aborted The aircraft returned safely to the bay,” Indigo wrote. “We understand that all passengers are accommodated on an alternate aircraft.”
FOX Business requests for comment from Indigo and Delhi Police They were not immediately returned.
Passengers reportedly disembarked after 11 pm and the initial report of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated that the pilot used a fire extinguisher in the engine.
AFP reported that a detailed investigation would be conducted and that the alternative flight took off at 12:16 am on Saturday.
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