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Four-member panel to probe fire in aircraft: Air India

india Updated: Sep 05, 2009 03:24 IST

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Air India has set up a four-member panel to probe the fire in the engine of its Riyadh-bound Boeing 747-400 aircraft at Mumbai Airport on Friday morning.

"Air India Chairman and Managing Director, Arvind Jadhav, has set up a four-member committee to look into the incident involving fire in one of the engines of the aircraft which was operating Mumbai-Riyadh flight," an Air India Spokesperson said in Mumbai.

The committee would probe into causes of the fire, the spokesperson said.

The Committee comprises Air India's Executive Directors

S Mathur repeat S Mathur, A S Soman, S Rotakar, and R Harihar.

'Evacuation carried out as per safety norms'

Air India said passengers on board the Riyadh-bound plane were evacuated following norms prescribed for air safety and from the side of the aircraft, on which there was no fire.

Narrow escape

"We would categorically say that the evacuation of passengers of flight AI 829 was carried out from the side of the aircraft on which there was no fire," an Air India spokesperson said in statement.