Fire scare on Delhi-Bhopal flight, passengers arrive safely

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2014 18:29 IST

All 57 passengers aboard the ATR 72 flight of Jet Airways arrived safely in Bhopal from Delhi at about 10.45am on Thursday.

The instrument panel of the aircraft had displayed a 'fire alarm' sign when the plane was about to take off from Delhi on Thursday morning after which the flight was aborted. The passengers were flown to Bhopal in a replacement aircraft.

Sources said the Jet Airways flight 9W 2654 was ready for take-off at about 5.45am when the pilot noticed a 'fire alarm' sign on the instrument panel suggesting a fire in the right engine. The pilot then took the aircraft back to the terminal and the passengers were asked to deplane.

A replacement aircraft was organised by Jet Airways and the flight took off from Delhi at about 8.50am and arrived in Bhopal at 10.45am.

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