An IndiGo flight aborts its take-off from Delhi as the engine catches fire

New Delhi: An IndiGo flight bound for Bengaluru aborted its take-off at the Delhi airport after one of its engines caught fire. The flight was carrying 177 passengers and 7 crew members.

Officials said IndiGo flight 6E-2131 from Delhi to Bengaluru aborted take-off and a full emergency was declared at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday.

“An aircraft operating flight 6E-2131 from Delhi to Bengaluru had a technical problem during take-off, immediately after which the pilot aborted the take-off and the aircraft returned to the bay. All passengers and crew are safe and an alternate aircraft is being arranged to operate the flight,” an IndiGo spokesperson said.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused to passengers,” the airline added.

Some people posted videos of the incident.

Edna Priyanka Kumar posted a video of the incident on Twitter, showing one of the engines burning and sending sparks.

“Indigo 6E-2131. Terrifying experience at the Delhi track! It was supposed to be a take-off video, but it happened,” she said.

“At 10.08 p.m., the IGIA control room received a call from the CISF control room regarding an engine fire problem on Flight No. 6E-2131 traveling from Delhi to Bengaluru. The plane just took off on the runway. At the same time, it was stopped and all the passengers were brought out safely,” an official said.

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