18 February 2020, Tuesday 11:23:19

GoAir aircraft suffers bird hit during take off, engine catches fire

Bengaluru-bound GoAir flight's engine caught fire on at Ahmedabad airport Tuesday morning. The fire has been, however, doused and all passengers are safe.

Engine #2 of a GoAir plane caught fire while on the take-off. All passengers and crew of the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru are safe.

Bengaluru-bound GoAir flight's engine caught fire on at Ahmedabad airport Tuesday morning. The fire has been, however, doused and all passengers are safe.

In a statement on Tuesday, GoAir said that the right engine of the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru flight suffered damage, which resulted in a small fire.

"The right engine of GoAir Ahmedabad to Bengaluru flight suspected to have suffered from a foreign object damage while on take-off roll. The suspected FOD resulted in a small fire which has been doused. All passengers and crew are safe," GoAir said in a statement.

The airlines added that no emergency evacuation was deemed necessary and that the passengers will be deplaned after the aircraft is towed off the runway.
 

GoAir aircraft suffers bird hit during take off, engine catches fire

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