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.
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.
#WATCH Air India Delhi to San Francisco (Boeing 777) flight caught fire in Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) yesterday at Delhi airport. Fire started during AC repair. Air India terms it minor incident, plane was empty at the time of repair work, fire was doused immediately. pic.twitter.com/Og790FVABE
— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2019
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.
A detailed examination is underway. More details of the incident are awaited.