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Air India flight returns to Delhi after fire in auxiliary power unit, full emergency declared at IGI airport

Full emergency has been declared at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi after a suspected fire in an aircraft.

Edited By: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: May 17, 2024 23:01 IST
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An Air India flight, AI-807 returned to Delhi due to a suspected fire in the aircraft's auxiliary power unit on Friday. According to the Delhi airport officials, the flight landed safely at 6:38 PM.

Subsequently, full emergency has been declared at Delhi's IGI airport. The flight with 175 passengers onboard was bound to Bengaluru. 

Air India spokesperson has issued a statement saying, "Air India flight AI807 flying from Delhi to Bengaluru Air returned to Delhi this evening after a fire warning from its auxiliary power unit. After the pilots exercised the necessary protocols, the aircraft made an uneventful landing and all passengers and crew deplaned at the aerobridge safely. Air India accords top priority to the safety and well-being of its passengers. Our colleagues on the ground have made alternative arrangements for guests to proceed back to their destination at the earliest."

Meanwhile, alternate arrangements were made for the passengers to fly to Bengaluru. According to the data available on the flight tracking website flightradar24, the flight was operated with an A321 aircraft. In connection with the suspected fire in the aircraft, Delhi Fire Services (DFS) pressed three fire tenders into service.

"We received a call from IGI Airport at 6.15 pm regarding a fire," a DFS official said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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