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Aircraft catches fire in Hyderabad airport, all passengers safe

File photo: A view of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport(RGIA), in Hyderabad.

File photo: A view of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport(RGIA), in Hyderabad.   | Photo Credit: G. Ramakrishna

Over 150 passengers and crew of Jazeera flight (J9 608), from Kuwait to Hyderabad had a miraculous escape after the aircraft’s right engine caught fire soon after landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad here, in the wee hours on Thursday.

An airport official confirmed that engine caught fire due to technical problem minutes after it landed at the airport, while approaching the parking bay.

The aircraft landed at 1.33 a.m. and at 1.36 a.m. the crew noticed fire. The RGIA fire tenders were rushed to douse off the flames and Air Traffic Control staff instructed the captain to turn off the engine. All the passengers have been safely evacuated, the official added.

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