Air India Flight Returns to Delhi Due to Suspected Fire

ByTV10 Punjab

May 18, 2024
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National Desk
17 May
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

A Bengaluru-bound Air India flight was forced to return to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Friday evening after a suspected fire was detected in the aircraft’s air conditioning unit. The incident occurred on flight AI 807, which was carrying 175 passengers at the time.

Sources reported that the flight, operated with an Airbus A321, declared an emergency and made a precautionary landing at around 6:40 pm. All passengers and crew members on board were safe, and no injuries were reported.

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Upon detection of the suspected fire, the crew swiftly implemented safety protocols and decided to return to the national capital to ensure the safety of everyone on board. The aircraft landed safely, and emergency services were on standby as a precautionary measure.

An airline official stated that alternative travel arrangements were being made to accommodate the passengers and ensure they reach their destination in Bengaluru. The exact cause of the suspected fire is currently under investigation, and Air India is cooperating with aviation authorities to determine the source of the issue.

Passengers praised the crew for their calm and professional handling of the situation, ensuring a safe outcome for all involved.