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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Fire scare on Delhi-Bhopal flight, passengers arrive safely

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Bhopal, August 14, 2014
First Published: 18:24 IST(14/8/2014) | Last Updated: 18:29 IST(14/8/2014)

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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