Passengers on board an Indigo flight scheduled to fly to Goa, had a close shave as the plane was taking off at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA)on Tuesday as the pilot hit the brakes after spotting a vehicle in proximity. No injuries were reported in the incident.
The incident reportedly took place at 6 am in the morning with flight 6E743.
“The reported incident is being examined by DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). Findings of the investigation are awaited, based on which the reason for this incident can be ascertained,” the spokesperson of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd said in a statement.
Further details are awaited.
In August this year, around 145 passengers on board a Jazeera Airways flight survived after a fire broke out in the airplane’s engine as it landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.
Authorities at Hyderabad airport immediately doused the fire and inspected the aircraft. No injuries were reported.
The pilot managed to avert a major mishap as he turned off the engine immediately after Air Traffic Control staff noticed the flames.
A video of the incident at the time, reportedly captured by some ground staff, shows the plane inching forward after the fire broke out in its right side before coming to a halt.
In March this year, an Indigo aircraft landing from Tirupati, saw one of its tyres burst as it landed at the Hyderabad airport. This forced several hundred passengers to spend their night at airports.
While alert personnel of the fire-fighting team rushed to the aircraft and prevented a mishap, the accident threw several flights out of gear, not only at the Hyderabad airport but also at the Chennai and Bengaluru airports resulting in a lot of chaos.