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Grounded SpiceJet Q400 aircraft’s engine catches fire at Delhi airport, ET Infra

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A Spicejet plane caught fire at the Delhi airport today, according to reports.

The SpiceJet Q400 plane was under maintenance, a spokesperson of the airline said.

As per the SpiceJet spokesperson, a fire warning was observed in an engine of the Q400 aircraft and the fire extinguisher was discharged.

As a precaution, the fire brigade was called and that the aircraft and maintenance personnel are safe, the airline said.

An airport official told newswire agency PTI that said that the fire was reported in one of the engines of the grounded aircraft around 8 pm, and later the fire was extinguished.

“On July 25, SpiceJet Q400 aircraft under maintenance, while carrying out engine ground run at idle power at bay, the AME observed fire warning on #1 engine,” the airline spokesperson said in a statement.

Q400 is a turbo-prop aircraft.

As per the airline’s website, it has Q400s that can accommodate 78 passengers and 90 passengers.

Earlier in the day, aviation regulator DGCA said it has taken off SpiceJet from its enhanced surveillance regime.

With PTI Inputs

  • Published On Jul 26, 2023 at 11:52 AM IST

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