About 150 passengers escape after plane catches fire

February 13th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Feb 13 (IANS) It was a miraculous escape for about 150 passengers on an Air India plane that caught fire while landing at the Patna airport Friday. But thanks to quick work by the fire brigade neither any damage nor any casualties were reported.
According to an airport official, the Air India plane IC 409 was coming from Delhi to Patna when it suddenly caught fire.

The plane caught fire on its tail during landing and was immediately doused by the fire brigade who acted promptly.

He said an enquiry has been ordered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Air India.

After thorough check of the plane by the engineers, it was given clearance to fly back to Delhi.

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