An Air India flight set on fire mid-air as it prepared for landing in Delhi, injuring at least four people.
Over 100 passengers and crew were on board Flight AI 405 flying from Varanasi to Delhi when it experienced a hydraulic failure as it grounded, One India news reported citing local TV stations.
Between four and five people were reported to have suffered minor injuries during the incident at 7:16pm local time on Monday, and were given first aid treatment at Indira Gandhi airport, International Business Times India reported citing Asian News International.
The airline later tweeted to confirm the incident.
#AI405, VNSDEL had an emergency landing. All 146 pax were evacuated & taken to terminal building. All pax are safe & have been taken care of— Air India (@airindiain) September 7, 2015
Sources at Delhi airport confirmed the incident and said there was a small fire in the undercarriage of the aircraft, according to the Onmanorama daily newspaper website.
“All passengers were evacuated safely, however, some 4-5 of them sustained minor injuries during evacuation,” the sources said.Reuse content