A passenger Priyanka Kumar Tweeted a video from her handle, @Priyankaakumarr, Tweeted: “Scary experience on Delhi runway! This was supposed to be a take off video but this happened. IndiGo.” The video tweeted by her shows fire near or on one engine.
Further details are awaited. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought a report on this incident and has initiated a probe.
Indigo 6E 2131 Scary experience on Delhi runway!This was supposed to be a take off video but this happened.… https://t.co/r6GYsUcanv
— Priyanka Kumar (@PriyankaaKumarr) 1666976150000
IndiGo said in a statement: “An aircraft operating flight 6E-2131 from Delhi to Bangalore experienced a technical issue while on take off roll, immediately after which the pilot aborted take off and the aircraft returned to the bay. All passengers and crew are safe and an alternate aircraft is being arranged to operate the flight. We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers.”
Both IndiGo and GoAir have dozens of their aircraft grounded as they are awaiting replacement engines which are delayed due to supply chain issues globally. As a result, engine majors Pratt & Whitney and CFM are unable to supply in time. The aircraft that aborted take off Friday could now join the scores of other planes awaiting engines or some other components for a long period of time.