Fire Detected On Air India’s Abu Dhabi-Calicut Flight; Returns Safely To Abu Dhabi Airport

by Deeplata Garde
Fire Detected On Air India’s Abu Dhabi-Calicut Flight; Returns Safely To Abu Dhabi Airport

Recently, many aircraft-related news has surfaced on multiple platforms. A recent case was of a Calicut-bound flight from Abu Dhabi. The mentioned flight caught fire and had to return to Abu Dhabi airport. But nothing to worry about as the plane had a safe landing. Let’s read the details about the latest incident.

Fire In The Air India Express Flight On Abu Dhabi-Calicut Route

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A mid-flight engine fire on an Air India Express flight caused it to make an urgent landing at the airport in Abu Dhabi. The event took place as the Air India Express B737-800, which was travelling to Calicut, was climbing after departure from the Abu Dhabi airport. It was at an altitude of 1000 feet at the time.

Luckily, no casualties arose due to the sudden fire and all the passengers were evacuated post the safe landing of this flight.

546 technical difficulties were encountered by domestic airlines last year while operating aircraft. 64 of these were obstacles for Air India. These statistics are confirmed by government resources.

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A Techincal Glitch Led To This Flameout

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A technical issue was discovered during takeoff. This forced the aircraft to return to Abu Dhabi International Airport. All 184 passengers were safely aboard, according to all established procedures. Flightradar24, a website that tracks flights, reports that the flight departed at 9.59 p.m. UTC and landed at 3.29 a.m. IST.

A technical issue earlier this month made the AI Express flight from Trivandrum to Muscat return less than 45 minutes before takeoff.

Similarly, the US saw a massive technical glitch incident that delayed around 10,000 flights. The incident took place in January and was detected as a nationwide technical issue. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, more than 1,300 other flights were cancelled. From Denver to Atlanta to New York City, all these airports across were affected.

This was the first time in well over two decades, planes throughout the US were grounded due to technical difficulties.

Did your flight ever get affected due to some technical glitch?

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