Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Abu Dhabi After Engine Catches Fire

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: An Air India Express flight from Abu Dhabi to Calicut made an emergency landing back at Abu Dhabi airport on Friday after an engine caught fire.

The pilot of the Air India Express flight no IX348 turned back to Abu Dhabi airport after noticing flames.

According to the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), “Today an Air India Express B737-800 aircraft VT-AYC operating flight IX 348 (Abu Dhabi-Calicut ) was involved in Airturnback due to the No.1 engine flameout at 1000-ft during climb”.

As a result, the flight with 84 passengers on board returned to the Abu Dhabi airport, it added.

“The aircraft landed safely and all passengers are safe,” Air India Express said.

This is the second incident of an emergency landing of an Air India Express aircraft in a week. Four days back, an Air India Express flight from Sharjah made an emergency landing at Cochin International Airport following a suspected hydraulic failure.

On January 23, an Air India Express flight from Trivandrum to Muscat landed back 45 minutes after taking off due to a technical glitch in its onboard computer system.


OB Bureau

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