WATCH VIDEO: San Francisco bound Air India aircraft catches fire in repair hanger

San Francisco bound Air India aircraft
WATCH VIDEO: San Francisco bound Air India aircraft catches fire in repair hanger

WATCH VIDEO: San Francisco bound Air India aircraft catches fire in the repair hanger

San Francisco bound Air India aircraft caught fire in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) during repair work at Delhi Airport on Wednesday night. The incident took place when the aircraft, Boeing B777-200LR (VT-ALF) was still at the bay and was empty.

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WATCH VIDEO: San Francisco bound Air India aircraft catches fire in repair hanger

As per the statement issued by the Air India authorities, when an engineer was doing a routine technical examination of an empty aircraft (777), APU auto shut down took place. A few moments later, airport fire personnel observed black fumes from the APU exhaust. The authorities sprayed APU and part of the fuselage with foam spray.

The fire tenders also rushed to the spot to douse the fire. After the fire was brought under control, the APU was examined. The preliminary investigation suggested that there was no trace of any burn or external damage noticed except for the minor oil leaks traces, which was normal.

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A detailed examination is underway. More details of the incident are awaited.

-PTC NEWS

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