Plane with burning engine makes emergency landing in Kolkata

January 17th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A Jet Airways flight had to make an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here after its engine caught fire Saturday. All passengers were safe, an airport official said.”The Guwahati-bound Jet Airways flight took off from here around 6.20 a.m. Saturday. After two-three minutes, the engine partly caught fire and thick smoke started coming out of it. The pilot immediately contacted the ATC (Air Traffic Control) and went for an emergency landing,” airport director V.K. Monga told IANS.

“All passengers as well as crew members are safe,” Monga said.

He added that the cause of the fire was yet to be determined.

All passengers were sent to Guwahati in another aircraft.

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