'Fire' aboard an IndiGo aeroplane headed for Bengaluru triggered a full emergency at the Delhi airport.
In a statement, IndiGo said that the takeoff had been cancelled and that the plane had safely returned to the port. It also lamented the discomfort the passengers had to endure.
"During the takeoff roll, an aircraft operating flight 6E2131 from Delhi to Bangalore had an engine stall. The aircraft safely returned to the bay after the takeoff was cancelled. A different aircraft is being used to accommodate all passengers. The airline issued a statement saying, "We apologise the difficulty we caused the travellers.
In the meanwhile, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has instructed officials to investigate the event and submit a report. The ministry tweeted, "Concerned personnel at @DGCAIndia have been ordered to investigate into this and give a report as soon as possible."
Priyanka Kumar, a passenger, tweeted a video of the event that appeared to show one of the engines on fire and shooting sparks, describing it as a "scary experience on Delhi runway."
Blue 6E 2131. On the runway in Delhi, it was terrifying! The user, @PriyankaaKumarr, tweeted, "This was going to be a take off video but this occurred.
Blue 6E 2131
On the runway in Delhi, it was terrifying!
This wasn't the takeoff that was meant to be in the video. pic.twitter.com/6kcKCSVLOh #indigo
— Priyanka Kumar, October 28, 2022, via Twitter
HT was unable to independently confirm the legitimacy of the footage.
It was a close call, but everyone is okay, according to Priyanka, who spoke to news outlet Republic TV. "The pilot reported an engine problem. The jet would have taken off in another five seconds since it was on the runway, according to Priyanka, who was quoted by a news outlet.
news source At the time of taxiing at the Delhi airport, one of the engines caught fire, according to PTI.
An emergency was declared when the A320 was taxiing. The PTI report further stated that there were more than 180 passengers on board.