A Bengaluru-bound GoAir flight with 193 people on board had to return to Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) after one of its engines caught fire on Wednesday evening.
“G8-557 Delhi-Bengaluru flight made an emergency landing at Delhi airport at 19.53 hours due to technical reasons,” a statement by GoAir said.
The fire was noticed by two boys who were sitting on their terrace in Goyla Dairy village in southwest Delhi’s Dwarka when they saw smoke coming out of the tail of the plane. They immediately called the Delhi Police Control Room.
After remaining airborne for about fifteen minutes, the aircraft made an emergency landing at IGI.
“I saw a big fire on one of the engines. It lasted about 30 seconds, and then it was put off,” said one of the passengers.